BRADENTON, Fla. — Hoping to reduce future effects of red tide, the City of Bradenton Beach and The Center of Anna Maria Island installed 14 reefs underneath the Historic Bradenton City Pier on Thursday. 

“We are doing this so that we do not have those red tide outbreaks that we’ve had in the past,” says City of Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie. 

The reefs were installed by the Ocean Habitats group. So far, they have installed over 4,000 reefs around Florida. 

“In about a year, these reefs will be able to filter around 1 million gallons of water every day,” says Ocean Habitats Executive Director David Wolff.

To see how the reefs were installed and to hear more about the process and how it will work, watch the video above.