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250 Reef Balls Slated For Deployment on the Wildwood Reef

Two hundred and fifty reef balls have been constructed at Southern State Correctional Facility at Delmont and are ready for deployment on September 7, 2007 at the Wildwood Reef Site located 4.5 miles southeast of Hereford Inlet, as part of the Division's Artificial Reef Program. The reef balls will soon be homes for more than 150 species of fish and marine life.

Constructing an artificial reef ball
Reef Ball Construction at Southern State Correctional Facility

Reef ball deployment
Reef Ball Deployment

The 250 reef balls will be deployed at the northeast portion of the reef. The deployment date is subject to weather and sea conditions. For further information on this deployment contact Hugh Carberry at 609-748-2022.

For information on past and planned deployments see the Artificial Reef Deployments page.

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Last Updated: September 5, 2007