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|Location||Gulf of Mexico|
Tod Sirod Reef, formerly known as Collier 1 Reef is an artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Collier County, Florida. It is part of a network of artificial reefs off the coast of the county.
Construction of the reef was done by a public-private partnership in 2015. In total 36 artificial reefs off the Collier County coastline has been created in six new reef areas.
|Wasmer Reef||10 nautical miles from Gordon Pass||26°01.973'N 81°58.557'W|
|Foote Family Reef||17 nautical miles from Gordon Pass||26°01.205'N 82°06.586'W|
|Collier #1 aka Tod Sirod Reef||10 nautical miles from Gordon Pass||26°07.771'N 82°02.290'W|
|Collier #2||14 nautical miles from Gordon Pass||26°03.731'N 82°03.316'W|
|Marco #1||16 nautical miles from Marco Pass||25°41.700'N 81°46.880'W|
|Rooney Reef||26.6 nautical miles from Marco Pass||25°54.244'N 82°14.258'W|
Since their installation, the reef structure has been colonized by many forms of marine life including giant anemones and symbiotic cleaner shrimp, wing-oysters, tunicates, soft coral, algae, variegated and rock-boring urchins, and sea cucumbers. Fish observed at the reef include mangrove and lane snappers, sheepshead, spadefish, jack-knifefish, butterfly fish, grouper, angelfish, wrasse, and grunts.
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