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SGEB 65: Understanding the Ecology of Artificial Reefs: No Simple Answers

Figure 1. A diver inspects the decommissioned aircraft carrier, the USS Oriskany, shortly after its successful 2006 deployment off Pensacola by the U.S. Navy and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Improved fishing opportunities and creative new dive destinations are among the most popular objectives of artificial reef development. (Keith Mille photo)