Friday November 14 at 7pm
In 2001 the MTA retired its fleet of Redbird subway cars. It gave the trains to states on the Atlantic coast to serve as artificial reefs for fish. The program has been successful in supporting the web of undersea life and attracts game fish, which in turn draws sport fishermen and scuba divers to the reefs. New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia have “reefed” about 1,000 subway cars in all from the MTA.
Come hear Bob Martore, the Artificial Reef Manager from South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources, explain how subway cars help provide homes for marine life.
The talk will be held in room 714 of Hunter College West. Entrance is at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. Tickets are free but please RSVP.
This program is made possible with support from the Howard Hughes Corporation.
Subway Reefs: Sea Turtles on the Number 7
May 17, 2010
St. Jean Community Center
New York City’s old subway cars are recycled to become artificial reefs for fish along the mud-Atllantic coast. Come hear Bob Martore, the Artifical Reef Manager from South Carolina’s Department of Natural of Natural Resources explan how “reefed” subway cars. help provide homes for marine life.