Artificial Reefs - man-made home of sea creatures

Around the world governments use oceans to dump old and outdated items that can't be dumped in other ways. Not only it's convenient for eco-friendly dumping but also fish and other sea creatures get new homes. It takes Years for the conversion of the equipment into artificial reef. From subway cars to army tanks and big ships, everything is delivered to the sea floor. Many artists have created awesome underwater mysterious looking worlds using their sculptures ands memorials. Nowadays these artificial reefs have tapped tourists attentions, many dive to see the underwater life. [27 Shots]

Artificial Reefs - man-made home of sea creatures

1. Divers swim above the former missile-tracking ship Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key West, Florida May 21, 2010. Algae and sponges are already growing on exterior surfaces of the 523-foot-long vessel and more than 113 different species of fish are now calling it home. The artificial reef was intentionally sunk May 27, 2009. (Reuters/Don Kincaid/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Artificial Reefs - man-made home of sea creatures

2 The Oriskany, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, was towed 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Wednesday, May 17, 2006, to form an artificial reef. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy/Jeffrey P. Kraus) #

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