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Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

Artificial reefs have been around for some time. With so many coral reefs dying throughout the world, artificial reefs are a nice alternative to help rebuild these dying reefs.  Artificial reefs are great because they provide a hard surface so algae and various invertebrates can attach easily. This helps provide an intricate structure, along with food, for various sea life. They attract divers, and most importantly, create a home for sea creatures. These artificial reefs are absolutely beautiful. You can find them all over the ocean floors, and even in such places like Lake Erie. Here are some beautiful pictures of artificial reefs and the sea life they attract.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

More than 113 different species of fish now call this sunken ship home.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

This was sunk in 2006 off the cost of Pensacola, Florida.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

Another view of it going into the water.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

The same ship after it has been in the water for over a year.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

This is called “The Silent Evolution” by artist Jason De Caires Taylor.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

Taylor used material that encourage coral growth.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

This is being towed off the coast of Key West to become an artificial reef for the Florida Keys.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

This is the same ship disappearing into the water.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

And another. It took 1 minute and 54 seconds to sink after it was blown up.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

This shows the bubbles after it sank.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

This shows divers exploring that same structure.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

Explosions on the “Gran Roque”.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

Here are 25 retired tanks getting shipped out to the Gulf Of Thailand.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

Headed down into the water.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

An old train car being steam cleaned prior to becoming an artificial reef.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

New York City subway cars going into the Atlantic.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

HMNZS Wellington being taken down.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

The Texas Clipper sinking.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

This one sank before they were ready and had to be turned over and re-sunk.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

This lion resides in the Neptune Memorial Reef. People can pay to have their remains placed here.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

Armored personnel cars are stripped down and used.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

A sunken tank in the Red Sea.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

Ex-Royal Navy frigate being taken in the deep blue.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

And here are 40 subway cars going into the ocean to do their part.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

One by one the subway cars go in.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

These were dropped into the Blackfish Bank Reef.

Ships, Tanks and Subways Are Being Dumped In The Ocean To Create Astounding Artificial Reefs

Another from “The Silent Evolution”.

At first I was a little upset that they would be dumping these giant pieces of machinery and boats into the ocean on purpose, but once you find out the actual reason why, it’s amazing what they can do when it comes to recycling and reusing. Rather than turning these into scrap metal, they are using them to help the environment and to encourage growth under our ocean floors. These would all be amazing to see in person while scuba diving.

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