Artificial Reefs


Derm Modules - Dade County

These structures are called "DERM Modules". Designed by Dade County staff, they have natural limestone rock covering a module built with three concrete culverts. This photo taken on the Sunny Isles Reef on 3/5/93 in Dade County by Ben Mostkoff, Dade County staff. The photo shows FWC Diver Bill Horn taking underwater video during an assessment of the structures. The reef is 69 feet
deep. Depth of the reef is 69 feet and the reefs were deployed on this site on  8/30/91.

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FWC Facts:
Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have been invaded by nonindigenous plant species, which have degraded and diminished our ecosystem.

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