Nature conservation experts have thrown tanks into the sea to create an artificial coral reef that helps marine life thrive in Lebanon.
The British newspaper "Daily Mail" said that military vehicles are among those being placed in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon, where trucks and buses were also placed under water.
Environmental experts believe that these military vehicles and tanks will help algae, coral and bacteria thrive in order to attract fish and lay their eggs there.
The proposed places for these gardens are concentrated in the northeastern side of (Al-Zira), which is a small island resulting from an earthquake that occurred in the Phoenician city of Sidon in 147 BC.
This is not the first time that vehicles have been used to flourish marine life in Lebanon, as the newspaper indicated that scientists have been using vehicles to enhance marine life in the region since 2012, when Dr. Michel Shalhoub from Beirut obtained funding to restore camels to the coast of Tripoli.
A huge floating crane carried the tanks and launched them into the sea. About 20 professional divers, led by the head of the Divers Syndicate, Muhammad Al-Sarji, installed the mechanisms at the bottom of the sea.