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More mini reefs to be installed off Caloosahatchee River to help filter water

Posted: 1:44 PM, Jan 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-13 21:06:02-05
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- This week, 100 new mini reefs will be installed under a homeowner's dock just off the Caloosahatchee River.

The group Ocean Habitats puts these structures in the water to attract marine life and filter water from channels.

These 100 mini reefs will filter more than 1.1 billion gallons of water every year and grow over 50,000 fish, shrimp and crabs each year.

Ocean Habitats says this is the largest residential order of mini reefs ever in Fort Myers.

The installation will happen this Wednesday morning on Montrose Drive.

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