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Goggle Eye reef is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Boynton Beach, FL.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.— A local marine conservation charity has just created a pretty cool spot for snook, tarpon, snapper and other marine life right off our coast. The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) raised $85,000 to drop giant limestone and concrete blocks in the waters about a half mile northeast of the Boynton Inlet. The blocks will create an artificial step reef for fish, turtles and other marine life to feed.

South Palm Beach County is lacking in such habitat, partially because its already limited natural rock formations have been covered up with sand due to the interruption of coastal sand flow by inlets and sometimes due to beach re-nourishment projects. This reef was built on the site of a historical natural reef/rock formation that was called Goggle Eye reef. Goggle Eye reef was a productive step reef that was totally covered up at least 10-15 years ago.

CCA worked with Palm Beach County environmental resources management to identify the project and its precise location. The money to pay for the reef came from grants from Palm Beach County Impact 100, the Community Foundation, and the CCA trust through the Merrill G. And Emita E. Hastings Foundation

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