Monday, March 14, 2011

Submerged Subway Spawn Settlement for Shellfish

Have you ever wondered what they do with New York City subway cars when they are worn out? I have never wondered this but here is the answer.  They are dumped into the ocean.  Yay!

Photographer Stephen Mallon, documented the dumping of the worn-out in these eerie photos.

The cars, which had been scrubbed of hazardous materials at a cost of $8,000 per car, were disposed of in a specific area 21 miles off the Maryland coast.  Officials hope that the subway cars dumped there create an artificial reef for fish.  It's supposed to help bolster the sport-fishing industry in Maryland.

This seems like a long way to go to help recreational fisherman.

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