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WW2 Warship Becomes New Florida Reef

Posted on: May 30, 2009

From BBC News – “A series of controlled explosions has sunk a World War II US troop ship to create an artificial reef off Florida.  The General Hoyt S Vandenberg sank in less than two minutes after experts detonated explosives off Key West.

The ship, 523ft long (160m), settled on the bottom of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.  Officials hope the reef will attract divers, boosting the economy by $8m (£5m). They also say fish, coral and other marine life will be drawn to it”. (story continued here)

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via Treehugger

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