Eternal Reefs – Green Burial with the Fishes

March 5th, 2009

I’ve actually thought a lot about how I dislike traditional burial as we’ve come to know it in the US and around the world. All that embalming fluid, steel and concrete.

There are other options, such as natural burial with a biodegradable coffin. Eco Coffins is one provider.

But, I only recently learned about Eternal Reefs. Now, there’s a fresh, fishy idea. Yes, I’m a fish freak, but not the biggest one you’ve ever met. I still like this idea though.

Eternal Reefs casts your cremated remains in a marine-friendly reef that’s lowered into the ocean. Past dedications have taken place in Florida, South Carolina, Texas and several more coastal areas.

My favorite part of these reefs is that sea life attaches to and grows on them. You can request more info from Eternal Reefs.

Have you considered green burial?

(Images courtesy Eternal Reefs)

3 Responses to “Eternal Reefs – Green Burial with the Fishes”

  1. Eileen on March 8, 2009 1:20 pm

    My DH and I have both signed the necessary papers to donate any usable organs and then be cremated. We agree that the waste involved in a “traditional” burial is just that; plus neither one of us wants to place a financial burden on the one who is left behind.

  2. Sam on March 11, 2009 11:35 am

    I can’t swim a lick. Or float, for that matter. Being underwater terrifies me. At the same time, I’m a fish freak, too, and there’s something very, very appealing about this type of burial. The images are beautiful, BTW.

  3. Peggy on March 12, 2009 12:00 am

    Eileen, nice to see you in these parts. : )

    Sam, welcome back. I feel the same way you do. I have a fear of deep water. I can swim, but I won’t get in the deep end OR the ocean! However, I find fish are so soothing. I tend to plan my vacations around aquariums.

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