Artificial reef

  • US 6,186,702 B1
  • Filed: 03/14/1998
  • Issued: 02/13/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An artificial reef comprising:

  • a lower portion and an upper portion;

    said lower portion is larger in size than said upper portion to provide for an gradual decrease in surface area from said lower portion to said upper portion;

    at least one wall extends from said lower portion to said upper portion forming an enclosure and said wall is solid;

    an enclosed top wall is located at said upper portion;

    said at least one wall is fabricated from a water impervious material and said at least one wall is substantially textured and is free from obstructions;

    said at least one wall forms an artificial reef having an integral structure and including a substantial weight for maintaining said at least one wall in an upright and balanced position when in a body of water; and

    a reinforcing frame is embedded in each of said at least one wall for structural stability.

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