Lionel A. Walford Library, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory
A close-up underwater photograph of two lobster sheltering in an artificial reef. Artificial reefs created valuable sheltering habitat for lobsters, and in particular, juvenile lobsters. Laboratory scientists and divers Richard Stone and 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 collection of materials, including photographic prints, slides, and negatives, that were maintained in various locations within the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory since their origination in the late 1960's, and/or donated to the Library upon staff retirement. All materials are part of the Laboratory's Lionel A. Walford Library permanent collection.