Artificial reefs

Artificial reefs

Over the years, governments around the world have been flooding a large amount of outdated or damaged equipment in the seas and oceans, turning them into artificial reefs. Subway cars, warships, tanks and much more rest in the depths of the sea, being home to fish and attracting divers from around the world. Culture also did not go idle, creating underwater sculptures and monuments.

This edition contains photos of these.amazing man-made reefs.

Written off strike aircraft carrier "Oriskani". It was towed to be flooded 40 kilometers off the coast of Florida, May 17, 2006. (Photo by Jeffrey P. Kraus | U.S. Navy):

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Written off strike aircraft carrier "Oriskani". It took about 37 minutes for it to disappear over the surface of the ocean, turning into an artificial reef, May 17, 2006. (Photo by Jeffrey P. Kraus | U.S. Navy):

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This is how the flooded aircraft carrier Oriskany looked like on September 2, 2007. (Photo by Jim Meyers | AP):

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The sculptor Jason de Keyres Taylor created an incredible creative project: 400 sculptures created by him were placed under water off the coast of Mexico in the Cancun National Water Park. Even more surprising is the fact that all the statues were cast from real people.The project was named “Silent Evolution”, December 1, 2010. (Photo by Jorge Silva | Reuters):

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This is also a sculpture project "Silent Evolution." Fascinating spectacle. December 11, 2010. (Photo by Jorge Silva | Reuters):

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In the National Marine Reserve Key West in Florida, 11 kilometers from the coast, a decommissioned 160-meter Gen warship was submerged. Hoyt S. Vandenberg. In this photo, he is being towed to the site of flooding, May 26, 2009. (Photo by Florida Keys News Bureau | Reuters):

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Flooding. Former warship Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg is slowly sinking into the abyss from the ocean, May 27, 2009. (Photo by Florida Keys News Bureau | Reuters):

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Ship Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg was flooded in just 1 minute 54 seconds, May 27, 2009. (Photo by Florida Keys News Bureau | AP):

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After 1 minute 27 seconds. Only air bubbles remained in place of the Gen ship. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, May 27, 2009. (Photo by Florida Keys News Bureau | AP):

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After 2 days, scuba divers plunged into the submerged ship Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, which became a sea reef, Florida, May 29, 2009. (Photo by Florida Keys News Bureau | AP):

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On September 15, 2003, the Gran Roque ship was blown up and scuttled 180 kilometers from Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. (Photo by Howard Yanes | Reuters):

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25 decommissioned T-69 tanks are loaded onto ships in the port of Bangkok, Thailand, on July 30, 2010. They were dropped in the Gulf of Thailand, becoming artificial reefs and new habitats for marine animals. (Photo by Sakchai Lalit | AP):

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Flooding of T-69 tanks in the Gulf of Thailand.The artificial reef created will help improve the marine ecosystem and increase the number of fish in the area, on August 9, 2010. (Photo by Surapan Boonthanom | Reuters):

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Retired subway cars in New York. Workers treat them with steam for disinfection. After that, the cars will be loaded onto barges and towed to the state of Delaware to the place of flooding. Another artificial reef will appear 25 kilometers from New Jersey on August 16, 2001. (Photo by Kathy Willens | AP):

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And this is the very flooding of 27 subway cars from New York, August 21, 2001. (Photo by Roberto Borea | AP):

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The flooding of the Royal Navy's frigate off the coast of the capital Wellington, 2005. (Photo by Pieter Pieterse):

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The flooding of the Texas clipper (sailing ship) in the state of Texas and the creation of a new artificial reef for marine life, November 17, 2007. (Photo by Earl Nottingham | AP):

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The sinking of the ship Spiegel Grove off the coast of Florida, June 10, 2002. (Photo by Andy Newman | Reuters):

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Artificial Reef Memorial "Neptune" off the coast of Florida, April 29, 2008. It was created for the development of diving. Also, there is the possibility of burial: the dust is placed in a special stainless capsule, which is immured forever inside concrete structures - columns, arches and sculptures. (Photo by Wilfredo Lee | AP):

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Retired armored personnel carriers are dumped into the Atlantic Ocean to create an artificial reef, October 19, 2006. (Photo by Randall Hill | AP):

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A submerged tank in the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea, Jordan. This artificial reef was created for the life of marine life and tourist divers. (Photo by Dan Lundberg | AP):

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The flooding of a royal frigate in Cornwall County in the west of England, March 27, 2004. (Photo by Carl De Souza | Getty Images):

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A barge with 40 subway cars prepared for flooding in Maryland, November 26, 2008. (Photo by Chuck Snyder | AP):

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Flooding in the Atlantic Ocean of old subway cars from the New York Subway, October 7, 2008. (Photo by Mike Derer | AP):

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Another flooding of 44 old subway cars in Virginia, June 26, 2008. (Photo by Steve Earley | AP):

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Sculpture of the project “Silent Evolution” off the coast of Mexico in the National Water Park of Cancun, December 11, 2010. (Photo by Jorge Silva | Reuters):

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An artificial reef in the Key West National Marine Reserve in Florida 11 kilometers from the coast, created from decommissioned and submerged 160-meter warship Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, May 21, 2010. There are 113 different species of fish.

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