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Artificial Reef Breaks, Litters 2000 Tires on Assateague

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Courtesy of @AssateagueNPS

According to the twitter account of the Assateague National Park Service (@AssateagueNPS), an offshore artificial reef broke apart in last week’s tropical storm depositing 2000 tires on the beach at Assateague Island.

WaPo’s Tuesday coverage of the storm surge that uplifted the tires from the ocean floor quotes Louis Hinds, manager of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. He informs us not to worry about the famous Chincoteague ponies who retreated to high ground, but that  “strapping folks” are needed to volunteer for cleanup.

Crews of Assateague National Park staff and volunteers are out picking up tires on the beach today.

Check out another photo after the fold.

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