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How Mooring Buoys Protect Coral Reefs

A mooring buoy is a floating object often used in the middle of seas to guide or warn ships of submerged objects. These mooring buoys are usually brightly colored to make them easy to see. Ships can also use a mooring anchor, a more environmentally friendly option than traditional sea anchors. A mooring buoy also weighs more than a regular buoy because it is often located in deeper seas. How Are Mooring Buoys Designed? A…

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Difference Between Docking and Mooring Your Boat

Learning more about boating is always a good idea, whether you are an experienced sailor or a beginner. You will often hear the words “docking” and “boat mooring,” as it’s easy to think they mean the same thing. However, both of these terms have different meanings. Understanding the differences between docking and a mooring buoy is especially important if you live near the Florida Gulf Coast. What is Boat Mooring? Mooring a boat means securing…