Fripp Island Reef gets New Addition, Provides Marine Life Habitat

Six nautical miles off the coast of Fripp Island, barracuda are prowling the deck of boat hull now resting 45 feet beneath the surface.

With support from the Coastal Conservation Association South Carolina and the Building Conservation Trust, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) deployed the 52-foot landing craft in an effort to build up the Fripp Island reef site, also known as PA-38. In addition to the boat hull itself, several sections of a steel radio tower were welded throughout the open deck in order to create a more complex habitat for the soon-to-be-resident fish. The Fripp Island Reef already contained several deck barges, armored personnel carriers from the Army National Guard and more than 200 concrete habitat modules.

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