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Sportsmen donate to help Sarasota Bay
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Sportsmen donate to help Sarasota Bay

Sarasota, Florida - They are big, heavy and strange looking, but sea life loves reef balls and now more of them will be plunked into the bay.

The Sarasota Sportsmen's Association (SSA) donated $5,000 to the  Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) to support the group's artificial reef program.

Artificial reefs provide marine habitat and that's why they also make great fishing and scuba diving spots.

Over the past decade, SBEP and its partners have placed nearly 3,000 reef balls, also called habitat modules, on nine artificial reef sites in Sarasota Bay.

This year a new kind of reef module will be used in the bay. It's especially designed to provide deep cover for juvenile gag grouper.

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