Seacology’s Indonesia EcoReef project restores coral reefs with ceramic structures

by Owen James

The ever well-informed glassbox-design flagged up this video on how conservation group Seacology is using EcoReefs’ ceramic rock structures to restore natural reefs damaged by blast fishing:

Check out how quickly that table coral has grown in four years! Reefs can recover, given the right circumstances.

Ecoreefs claims that:

Results from EcoReefs trials started in 2001 on blast-damaged reefs in Indonesia indicate that fish colonize the installation very quickly, with a diverse stable community established within the first few months. Coral larvae settled on the modules after coralline red algae became established. Young coral colonies large enough to be visible to the naked eye were apparent within the first two years.

That video is probably the most optimistic thing about coral reefs I’ve watched for years.

Now, who is going to stop global warming damaging reefs?

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