Used Tire Reef experiment
Photo by Dave Manning

Reef of Trash Washes Ashore

Yesterday, the tide washed up an embarrassing story for our city. In 1988, an inventor from France created an “artificial reef” comprised of 1,500 used tires off the coast of Balboa Peninsula.

The storm caused by the hurricane blew these tires ashore. It took nearly an hour for the “gunk” to wash off of them. There was no life growing on them.

Photo credit to Dave Manning

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Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport, owner of the software company Devion, the VP of Newport Beach's Republican Assembly, Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge, an outspoken taxpayer advocate, and a sworn alternate voter for the Orange County GOP. He writes, shoots photos, and edits, but much of the time, he's just "the IT guy". He can be reached at: Google+, Facebook, or via email, at michael.glenn@devion.com