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Sep 17, 2013 5:45 PM

Barges Loaded with Materials for Artificial Reef

CORPUS CHRISTI - Tons of concrete are being loaded onto barges to be used for an artificial reef near Mustang Island. The two thousand tons of materials were donated by local companies in the hopes the reef with attract more fish and benefit fisherman and our marine ecology.

"The removal of the platforms by the oil and gas off shore industry has caused a reduction of habitat and what we're trying to do is help replace some of the loss of the lost habitat," says Mike Hurst, a volunteer with the Saltwater Fisheries Enhancement Association.

All the materials will be taken out to the site once waters on the Gulf of Mexico calm down in the wake of tropical activity.

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