kraken ship

Sunken Ship Becomes an Artificial Reef in Texas

Watch this ship get sunk to create a new artificial reef. You've never seen anything like this before.  

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Artificial Reef Program sank a 371-ft cargo vessel called The Kraken to create a new artificial reef. The ship was named after the mythical squid-like sea monster, immortalized on film and in literature. The video of this ship being sunk is spectacular.

The large vessel was sunk 67 miles off the coast of Galveston. As time goes on, the ship will become an artificial reef that attracts fish, coral, and other invertebrates, not to mention divers and anglers.

The Kraken's location of where it was sunk is close to the Flower Gardens Marine Sanctuary. This also makes it a premiere dive location in the Gulf of Mexico.