To mitigate the impacts related to beach sand re-nourishment to the nearshore reef along the Brevard County coastline, artificial reefs were installed to mitigate for any nearshore habitat loss resulting from sand burial, providing an alternate haven for those marine species relying on the nearshore reefs for survival such as endangered juvenile green turtles, vulnerable nurse sharks, and a variety of fish species. Not only has the artificial reef successfully provided food and shelter for those species, but has additionally provided a habitat for many other marine species. 

Species observed on Artificial Reef