artificial reef - Reply (fwd)

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Fri Mar 27 12:52:08 EST 1998

>From Walt Jaap:

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Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 12:07:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Walt, Jaap" <JAAP_W at>
Subject: Re: artificial reef - Reply

I agree that aircraft are not a good material for artificial reefs;
however, the truth is the intersection of independent lies  (Bradbury,
1977).   If you have the oppotunity to visit Truck Lagoon, be sure to
dive on the several Japanese aircraft that are found in 30 ft depths
around the lagoon.  I was rather amazed that they were intact and
looking good considering the time that has past since they ended up
in the sea (1944).    There was not much sign of corrosion on the

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