Success At San Clemente Artificial Reef

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“A major enterprise to boost sea life appears to be paying off in the coastal waters near San Clemente, where Southern san-clementeCalifornia Edison spent $46 million to build what is touted as the world's largest artificial reef.”

“Independent monitoring by scientists at the University of California Santa Barbara shows that the reef reached nine of 14 benchmarks during its first year of operations. Company officials said Wednesday they are poised to meet the other standards, perhaps as soon as this year.”

“The Wheeler North Reef is part of a piecemeal strategy by numerous ocean advocates for using artificial reefs to boost habitat for marine creatures, improve fishing and provide more opportunities for divers. Edison's project was required by the California Coastal Commission to make up for the ecological damage done by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in North San Diego County.”

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