Artificial reef

The crew aboard the Patricia Campbell uses a water canon to blow cement chunks into the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLREC000053" title="Chesapeake Bay" href="/topic/us/maryland/chesapeake-bay-PLREC000053.topic">Chesapeake</a> Bay to create a reef. A dam removed from the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100606020000" title="Patapsco" href="/topic/us/maryland/carroll-county-%28maryland%29/patapsco-PLGEO100100606020000.topic">Patapsco</a> River in Baltimore County to make it easier for spawning fish to swim upstream is being turned into an artificial reef for oysters and fish off the northern end of Kent Island.

( Baltimore Sun photo by Candus Thomson / November 2, 2011 )

The crew aboard the Patricia Campbell uses a water canon to blow cement chunks into the Chesapeake Bay to create a reef. A dam removed from the Patapsco River in Baltimore County to make it easier for spawning fish to swim upstream is being turned into an artificial reef for oysters and fish off the northern end of Kent Island.

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