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Bridge over St. Johns River

River Life: The St. Johns reef system is still recovering from Hurricane Irma

April 13, 2021
Two artificial reefs were constructed in the St. Johns River in December 2014 by the city of Jacksonville in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Coastal Conservation Association.
These river reefs were located south of the Fuller Warren Bridge in the St. Johns River, just off San Marco. Conducting quantitative surveys of the fish and benthic communities associated with these artificial reefs is challenging but allows for a better understanding of the biological role that artificial reefs play in a riverine system and provides a base for future research concerning river reef benefits and their effectiveness.
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