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Tom Maher Reef

LAT: 29 46.994 LON: 85 50.002
Range: 23.24 nm from mouth of Mexico Beach Canal. 4 Reefmaker "Florida Special" pyramid modules. Deployed 01/11/2005. This reef was commisioned as memorial and tribute to Tom Maher. Tom was an Environmental Specialist with the Department of Environmental Protectionís (later the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission's) State Artificial Reef Program for nine years (from 1992 to 2001). Tom was a member of the stateís artificial reef dive assessment team, managed state and federal contracts for artificial reef development and monitoring, provided technical assistance to stakeholders and helped develop policies and rules to improve artificial reef management in Florida. Tom was an active participant in the activities of both the Gulf and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissionís Artificial Reef Sub-Committees. After his retirement from FWC Tom remained active in artificial reef management, construction, monitoring and research.
Florida Regal Sea Goddess P6100068
Florida Regal Sea Goddess P6100068
Blue Angelfish P6100055
Blue Angelfish P6100055
Triggerfish P6100054
Triggerfish P6100054
Red Snappers P6100046
Red Snappers P6100046
Seaweed Blennies P6100049
Seaweed Blennies P6100049
Two-Spot Cardinalfish P6100048
Two-Spot Cardinalfish P6100048
Tunicates P6100047
Tunicates P6100047
Sponge P6100051
Sponge P6100051