Former Mexican Navy Ship to Become Baja California's First Artificial Reef
Agencia EFE
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October 29, 2015



The Uribe 121, a patrol boat donated by the Mexican Navy, will sink off the coast of Rosarito Beach in the northeastern Mexican state of Baja California on Nov. 21 to become the first artificial reef of the north Pacific, the state government announced this week.

The sinking of the ship will initiate the project to build the Rosarito Submarine Park, which will spread over an area of over 40 undersea hectares, the government said in a statement.

The park will comprise five spaces of marine and terrestrial activity and will allow the reproduction of species in a desert area.

It will combat illegal fishing and function as a scientific laboratory to learn about various species and their way of life and also raise awareness about environmental protection and marine life.

The sinking of the Uribe 121 will the first of many more to create a zone that will be called the "Ship Graveyard."

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