Doctors Pass reef completed

— Crews dumped another 550 tons of concrete rubble about four miles off Doctors Pass this afternoon to finish work on Collier County's newest artificial reef, county environmental specialist Pamela Keyes said.

The work was delayed from earlier this week when bad weather kicked up rough conditions on the Gulf of Mexico and kept the barge loaded with concrete in port.

The first part of the job was done June 26, when a bulldozer pushed 430 tons of concrete off the barge and into waters at the reef site off Doctors Pass.

Keyes said a depth finder showed bait fish already swimming around the first pile of rubble when crews were out finishing up the job this afternoon.

The reef actually is two strips of rubble that run generally north to south at latitude 26 degrees 10.254, longitude 81 degrees 54.049 and at latitude 26 degrees 10.241, longitude 81 degrees 54.043.

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