Florida’s tire reef disaster

A well-intentioned attempt in 1972 to create what was touted as the world’s largest artificial reef made of tires has become an ecological disaster. The idea was simple: Create new marine habitat and alternate dive sites to relieve pressure on natural reefs, while disposing of tires that were clogging landfills. Decades later it’s clear the plan failed miserably.
SurfersVillage.com 20th February 2007
See also:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_reefs

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