Tetra Tech Inc. won a $20 million contract with the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to oversee construction during dredging operations at the Port of Miami.
Tetra Tech’s scientists will supervise the transplantation of seagrasses and relocation of corals, as well as monitor existing seagrass beds, coral reefs and sediment during the underwater work, Dredging Today reported.
Tetra Tech’s engineers will manage the construction of artificial reefs and seagrass beds created from the dredged material, the web site said.
The Port of Miami is the first port in the southeastern United States to begin dredging to expand for the larger shipping vessels anticipated from the widening of the Panama Canal. [Dredging Today] — Emily Schmall