The Art of Dredging

Dredging and shipping

Turtle Deflector Draghead

If dredging would have awards for humor, this would certainly be a strong runner-up:

the design of a "Hopper Dredge Sea Turtle Deflector Draghead", by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

The whole construction was scale model tested, then tested with fake concrete turtles,    believe it or not. 

Read the whole story at:

http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/pd/turtle.htm

 

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