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Dennis King - Presenting artificial reef monitoring


PRESENTATION ON THE TWO BARGES SUNK AS ARTIFICIAL REEFS NEAR CAPE VIDAL, KZN

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In November 2008 two large barges were being towed in tandem from North America to the Middle East when their tow broke and they were washed ashore, just north of Cape Vidal, KZN.

They were refloated and sunk as artificial reefs, 4km south of Cape Vidal.

Dennis King and a team of Citizen Scientists have on behalf of iSimangaliso been monitoring on a regular basis the marine life and structural condition of the barges over the past 8.5 years.

Hundreds of photographs have been taken documenting the amazing variety of marine life and the structural changes that have occurred. 

 Some 329 different fish species have been recorded on the barges to date.

Some 329 different fish species have been recorded on the barges to date.

The presentation is featuring information on artificial reef monitoring and how the marine life have been attracted to this two barges. Dennis King have firsthand witnessed the changes over the past 8 years. 

Included in the presentation:

  • Presentation On the Two Barges by Dennis King
  • Signed Copy of the "The Reef Guide"
  • Guaranteed spot on the boat and Nitrox fills for max 8 clients over the weekend (dives and nitrox not included).
  • Dinner and 1 Drink after the presentation at B2B

Price: 650 ZAR / 3575 MZN

 
 
Earlier Event: April 13
UW photography workshop
Later Event: July 29
nudi fundi course