Lionel A. Walford Library, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory
An underwater photograph of reef fishes, including an ocean surgeonfish (center) swimming in an encrusted South Carolina artificial car reef. Laboratory scientists and divers Richard Stone or James (Tony) R. Chess captured many underwater photographs of artificial reef fish and fauna as part of their investigation of the value of artificial reefs as habitat and the efficacy of different reef building materials. The investigation included analysis of fish stomach contents and fish surveys at artificial reefs in the coastal waters of Charleston, South Carolina; Atlantic Beach, New York; Monmouth Beach, New Jersey; and Biscayne Bay and Jacksonville, Florida.
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This item is part of a box of 118 large format negative slides mostly featuring underwater photography that originated from James R. Chess. All materials are part of the Laboratory's Lionel A. Walford Library permanent collection.