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Library Lecture Series
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Artificial Reefs of Bay and Gulf County
Bob Cox, President and Carol Cox, Treasurer, Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association
The seafloor off Bay and Gulf Counties has a vast flat sand bottom with very few natural reefs. Artificial reefs can mimic natural reefs where marine organisms grow and create habitat for marine life as well as important conservation of marine resources for commercial and recreational use. During their talk Bob and Carol will share the fascinating work of the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association, an organization of volunteers and citizen scientists managing our local artificial reef program. You’ll discover what artificial reefs are and how they are created as well as the diversity and abundance of marine life that resides on the reef. In addition, the speakers will outline the importance of reefs in conservation, ecology and the economy of Bay and Gulf County.
Bob Cox retired from the US Air Force after serving 30 years and is a retired SCUBA instructor. Carol Cox retired from the US Air Force after serving 27 years. She is also a Divemaster. Both travel to different parts of the world to SCUBA dive and enjoy underwater photography and videography.
Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe , 100 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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Phone: 850- 229-8879