Lebanon sinks old tanks to create underwater park - The961

Lebanon sinks old tanks to create underwater park

The Lebanese Army donated ten military vehicles including six old tanks.

Sidon witnessed the installation of the largest underwater park to create a new haven for wildlife and an artificial coral reef in the Mediterranean's eastern basin, according to a source.

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The Lebanese Army donated ten military vehicles including six old tanks. This initiative was led by The Friends of the Coast of Sidon. The environmental group aims to create a new attraction for tourists and divers.

Artificial reefs are human-made underwater structures that promote marine life. They can show quick increases in local fish population rehabilitation, coral reef, and algae growth. 

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The military vehicles will provide shelter for tiny fish and a place where corals can grow. It's a safe and suitable habitat. 

Many countries in the world create underwater parks to protect marine life. The Cancún Underwater Museum is an artificial reef in Mexico. It has a total of 500 sculptures. The museum saves coral reefs and provides an exciting destination for divers.

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The installation comes as the pollution in Lebanon reached alarming levels. The garbage crisis is taking over the country and the sea. 

Many activists, volunteers, and environmental NGOs are fighting the crisis. However, their efforts will go in vain if the government does not develop a strategic plan to end this disaster.

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