February 28, 2024

Get The Coast

First-ever 3D printed artificial reefs sunk off Destin-Fort Walton Beach coast

The first 3D-printed artificial reefs were deployed off the Destin-Fort Walton Beach coast on Monday, sinking 25 concrete modules to the Gulf floor to establish a new marine habitat.

The Okaloosa Coastal Resource Team completed the deployment of these innovative man-made reefs in state waters (within 9 miles of the shore), ranging from 60 to 90 feet deep across five permitted areas, said Alex Fogg, Coastal Resource Manager…