Artificial Reefs


Green Moray Eel – Tennaco Towers

A very large green moray eel (Gymnothorax funebris) poses for the camera in its home within a large vertical pole on the Tenneco Towers artificial reef.  This reef, on the border of Dade and Broward counties, is an old oilrig template moved here from Louisiana and placed here on 10/3/85 in 105 feet of water. FWC diver Tom Maher took the photo on 9/17/97. There are two rig structures at this reef site that rise off the bottom over 40 feet.

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FWC Facts:
Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have been invaded by nonindigenous plant species, which have degraded and diminished our ecosystem.

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