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iArtReefs:

ARTIFICIAL REEFS

IN THE GULF OF

MEXICO

Artificial reefs provide habitats for all sorts of marine life. We are working to understand how changing ocean conditions will affect artificial reefs. iArtReefs is committed to promoting a greater understanding of what artificial reefs are and how they function. We also need your help to track what is growing on artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Click below to learn more!

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Active Oil Rigs in the northern Gulf of Mexico

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Other artificial structures in the northern Gulf of Mexico

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Commercial U.S. oyster harvest from northern Gulf of Mexico

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Earth for us to protect

iARTREEFS FUNDING

iArtReefs is a research and outreach project funded by NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program and Louisiana Sea Grant. Based out of the University of New Orleans in Louisiana, the focus of this project is to study how ocean acidification affects organisms that live on artificial reefs.

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EDUCATION

Scientists have noticed global changes in the ocean’s water quality and the impact it has had on marine organisms. Our goal is to educate on the effects of increased temperature and ocean acidification and the effects they have on organisms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Through this we hope to increase accessibility to resources in the Gulf for all. Click below to learn more about artificial reefs, the organisms that live on artificial reefs, and what scientists are discovering.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

We need your help! Are you a diver or a snorkeler, or have access to a pier or dock? Do you want to learn more about artificial reefs and ocean acidification? Click here to learn more about how YOU can help with our research.

GET TO KNOW US

The Coastal Benthic Ecology Lab at the University of New Orleans focuses on how humans affect estuarine and marine organisms that live on the shallow seafloor. Click on the link below to find out more about our research! 

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CONTACT  US

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