Improved Gulf fish habitat in 2017, thanks to boiler reef project

Improved Gulf fish habitat in 2017, thanks to boiler reef project
A former boiler from Alabama Power is now in the Gulf of Mexico where it will form a new fishing reef. (file)

In 2016, Alabama Power and multiple partners worked together to create a new, artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Mobile County, using a pair of retired boilers from two company facilities. The reef is expected to help improve the marine ecosystem, and be a boon for offshore anglers. The video below tells how the project came together, with support from Cooper/T. Smith and other businesses, the Alabama Wildlife Federation, and state and federal agencies.

Former Alabama Power boilers now forming fishing habitat in Gulf of Mexico from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

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