The buoys are provided to identify the reef by name and provide a visual reference to help locate material.
These buoys are not mooring buoys. Tying a boat to a buoy can damage it in a number of ways. Please help us maintain the buoy system by not tying your boat to them, and by reporting any damaged or missing buoys.
There are buoys at some of the Pinellas County artificial reefs, as shown:
Pinellas County reefs with buoys: