artificial reef - Reply (fwd)

Craig Bingman cbingman at
Fri Mar 27 21:59:40 EST 1998

On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Coral Health and Monitoring Program wrote:

You proceed from false assumptions.

The materials and alloys used in present aircraft construction have 
little to do with those used circa 1940.


> >From Walt Jaap:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> 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
> metal.

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