|Re: How many ship sinkings would this $40 Million project support?|
Posted by Chris Knight on June 24, 2008 at 23:21:02:|
In Reply to: How many ship sinkings would this $40 Million project support? posted by Patrick on June 23, 2008 at 15:06:51:
I'll bet it would be quite a few ships. However, there is no evidence that these ships would actually support a kelp forest ecosystem, the natural inshore habitat of California, which is what this reef has been designed to replace. The whole idea behind this reef is to create an offset for the lost habitat caused by the once through cooling practices of the nuclear power plant. If you read about the "Wheeler North" reef you'll see that there has been years of study put towards finding away to effectively grow kelp quickly. Sunken ships aren't the answer to restoring our nearshore environment. Rehabilitating natural reefs and creating ideal conditions to replicate them are.
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