The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that the deployment of a 47-foot sculpture of a horseshoe crab on the Axel Carlson Reef, originally scheduled for July, has been rescheduled for August 28, 29 or 30 depending on sea and weather conditions. The sculpture is being deployed as part of the Division’s Artificial Reef Program.
The sculpture, created by scuba instructor and marine biologist Chris Wojcik, will provide habitat for more than 150 species of marine life, a fishing ground for anglers and a unique area for scuba divers to explore.
Commercial fishers who have gear in this area must move it or risk having it destroyed. The target date for deployment is subject to weather and sea conditions.
For further information on this deployment, including location coordinates and a photo of the sculpture, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2012/reefsculpturedeploy.htm on the division’s website.
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