Marine Conservation Lecture & Dive Series: Wreck vs Reefs - How Artificial Reefs Enhance Local Marine Communities

May 24, 2014

 

JOIN THE EXPERTS:  EXPERIENCE THE UNDERWATER WONDERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

From shipwrecks to coral reefs to bridges, many underwater sites in Palm Beach County are becoming increasingly popular among divers and snorkelers for the remarkable abundance and diversity of unusual marine life they support.  

Coming up this Saturday with Narcosis Dive Charters -- book now! E-mail larry@floridahawksbills.com.

Its supposed to be a beautiful weekend for diving!

WRECK VS. REEF: HOW ARTIFICIAL REEFS ENHANCE LOCAL MARINE COMMUNITIES

Since the 1960's, various structures that include ships, concrete debris, and limerock boulders have been deployed in local waters as part of the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management's (ERM) Artificial Reef Program. These structures provide new substrates for the development of coral reef communities, and have become 'islands of diversity' among the many natural reefs of the area. In this program, ERM's Dr. Janet Phipps will join Zoo Conservation Biologist Larry Wood to provide an overview of the Artificial Reef Program, and general instruction on the identification and census of local marine species.

Cost: $120 per person, all proceeds will benefit the Florida Hawksbill Project. There is a morning class session at Force-E Riviera Beach, followed by a two tank dive on Narcosis Dive Charters, Riviera Beach
To book your spot contact larry@floridahawksbills.com — with Larry Wood.

Customize your own program!  If you have an interested group, special topic, and/or other dates in mind that aren't on the schedule, we may be able to accommodate you!

ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE PALM BEACH ZOO'S CONSERVATION MISSION, AND WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE FLORIDA HAWKSBILL RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION PROGRAM

To reserve your spot and/or for more information contact Larry Wood at larry@floridahawksbills.com

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Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453

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