Save the Coral: Dump a Tank

Van Mensvoort
August 13th 2010

Our peculiar image of the week learns us that what is good for the environment doesn't always look good for the environment.

The adieu of this disused tank into the Gulf of Thailand last week looks like a blatantly disgraceful act of dumping waste. Yet all was done in the name of ecology. Trucks and 25 old Army tanks were dropped into the ocean to form artificial corals hoped to improve the ecosystem's fish stocks.

Now lets hope some future archeologist that might find the tanks won't mistake the site for an ancient war zone flooded by the trenches of global warming.

Via the Mirror.

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Arnoud van den Heuvel
Posted 14/08/2010 – 22:50

There is a barrel attached to the front of this tank. I hope that's fish food.

nate
Posted 13/08/2010 – 22:44

Its funny because these tanks will generate more revenue as "wreck dives" than what they'll ever do for the fish.

NP
Posted 13/08/2010 – 13:24

The last couple of years New York has been doing the same with their old subway cars. One of the reasons being that it's cheaper than manually removing the asbestos from every single car.
http://www.google.nl/search?q=old+subway+cars+in+the+ocean

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