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27, 2005, Reef memorializes 'Little Joe' Shuford (Charleston, SC) The Post
and Courier | Charleston.net | News | Charleston, SC
Environmental News Network [Eternal Reefs
Announces 2004 Memorial Reef Locations] Sept 20, 2004
Sun News | 09-26-2004 | Mixing ashes in concrete picks up as burial option
Local News- 8 Reef Ball memorial reefs placed at sea 07-22-03
Morning News on the Web | Local News - Reef balls could bring more life to
May River 01/21/00
1996, Volume 1, Number 3 / Carolina Environmental News: "South Carolina
busy with reef revival"
Quarter, 1995, South Carolina Weekly, "Fish attractors Tested off S.C.
Coast" pg 56.
1994 South Carolina Natural Resources Newspaper, "Reef Program
Participating in National Project"
and Project Summaries
- Eternal Reefs, A
Cremation Memorial Option
News and Courier, "Experimental attractors going to Kiawah Reef"
- Burial at Sea with
- In 1995, Reef Ball Foundation Inc. Services Division and our authorized contractors
trained Steven's Towing to build Pallet Balls for S.C. Later, Stevens,
without license or permission from RBDG, modified the design and now sells
them as "Steven's Cone Units."
These units my look like Reef Balls, and are found in South Carolina waters,
but they do not have our marine friendly concrete, surface textures,
interconnected holes, stability, and other Reef Ball Patented
features. They may also contain iron rebar unlike Reef Balls.
Don't confuse their inferior performance as reefs with Reef Balls. We recommend against
purchasing from Steven's towing for both ethical and environmental reasons.
Beaufort Gazette, Jan. 28 2000, " Reef-balls plan needs review permits
Greenville News, Feb. 18, 1996, Outdoors, "Greenville club gets $20,000
grant for reef project"
Morning News, Low Country, Jan. 21, 2000, "Reef balls could bring more
life to May River"
Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
- In August of 1994, the Reef Ball Group's Reefs Around The Nation
Program (sm) provided the DNR with 14 mold systems to produce
two test reefs of 150 modules each to evaluate their potential in SC waters.
One set was placed off Charleston and was built by DNR staff members. A
second set for Hilton Head Island was built by the Hilton Head Sport Fishing
Association. In June of 1995, the DNR ordered from Reef Ball.an additional
800 modules for four new reef sites. The Parks and Recreation Department
ordered an additional 200 Pallet Balls to be used by a county pier to
enhance fishing. Both projects were completed in September, 1995.
Geothermal Energy Management acquired a number of Pallet Ball molds (20
Estimated) from Jim Beck and/or Larry Beggs in 1996/7 as part of a contractor to
contractor mold deal. Their molds are licensed under an authorized
contractor agreement with the Reef Ball Foundation Inc. Services Division
Artificial Reef Coordinators for the State
BOB MARTORE & MELL BELL
P.O. BOX 12559
CHARLESTON SC 29422-2559
South Atlantic Fishery Council
1 SOUTHPARK CIRCLE, #306
CHARLESTON SC 29407-4699
Reef Balls in the State
- Paradise Artificial Reef (200 Pallet Balls)
- Located in 30 feet of water, approximately 2.5 miles east of Murrells
Inlet (33" 31.3'N, 078" 57.8'W)
Concrete Reef Balls 33 30.959/078 58.051
- North Inlet Artificial Reef (200 Pallet Balls)
- Located in 45 feet of water, approximately 10 miles northeast of the
Winyah Bay Jetties (33" 20.3N, 079"01.2'W)
Concrete Reef Balls 33 20.619/079 00.894
- Capers Artificial Reef (200 Pallet Balls)
- Located in 40 feet of water, approximately 12 miles east of the
Charleston Harbor Jetties (32" 44.5N, 079"34.5'W)
Concrete Reef Balls 32 44.380/079 34.536
Concrete Reef Balls 32 44.381/079 34.534
- Fripp Island Artificial Reef (200 Pallet Balls)
- Located in 35 feet of water, approximately 3 miles southeast of Fripp
Inlet (32" 15.5N, 080"22.5"W)
Concrete Reef Balls 32 15.444/080 22.302
- Folly Beach Fishing Pier, Charleston SC (200 Pallet Balls)
- Located in 15-20 feet of water in groups of 10 spaced about 50 feet
apart on the southwest side of the pier directly under to fifty feet
away from the pier
Consists of 200 concrete reef balls placed on the south side of the
- 10 mile Reef
- Concrete Reef Balls 33 26.081/078 52.239
C J Davidson Jr Reef
Concrete Reef Balls 33 06.006/079 00.805
Charleston 60 Reef
Concrete Reef Balls 32 33.251/079 40.451
Reef Balls 45417.1/60492.1
Fish America Reef
Reef Balls 32 08.357/080 41.424
Concrete Reef Balls 32 08.380/080 41.414
Hilton Head Reef
Concrete Reef Balls 31 59.774/080 35.909
Concrete Reef Balls 31 59.964/080 36.020
Beaufort 45' Reef
Concrete Reef Balls 32 07.199/080
Reef Balls 45417.1/60492.1?
Authorized Contractors for the Area
Geothermal Energy Management
Geothermal Energy Management is based in Savannah, Georgia and
specializes in the production of Reef Balls used as a "heat sink" for
geothermal heating and air conditioning systems. They are an authorized
contractor also producing regular Reef Balls to focus mostly on the nearshore/docks/seawall
applications for Reef Balls.
Geothermal Energy Management
Reef Innovations, Inc. (RI) is a worldwide mobile, authorized,
licensed and insured Reef Ball Contractor providing turnkey construction and
delivery of Reef Ball products worldwide. RI also offers Reef Ball mold training
and finished module inspection services. Check our Website
for more information.
2415 McMichael Road
St. Cloud, Fl 34771
Home: (407) 957-5821
Coastal Reef Builders, Inc. is our authorized contractor for the
Florida (Panhandle) and Alabama Large Area Permits. YOU can own your own Reef
Ball reef with private coordinates for as little as $180. AND THAT'S A DEPLOYED
PRICE! Coastal Reef Builders, Inc. owns a barge and tugboat and are also
available for deployment work throughout the southeast.
Please see Coastal Reef Builders, Inc.'s HOME
PAGE for further information.
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