Thursday, January 1, 2015
Happy New Year everyone! As this is the time to look head and be hopeful for a better, brighter future, we wanted to share an interesting photo and story with you. This shows Melissa swimming overtop an "electric reef" off the island of Bali in Indonesia. It's a man-made contraption on which super-charged corals are growing. Fast. Coral fragments from damaged reefs are attached by scientists to rebar frames constructed along shallow coastlines in the tropics. A low voltage electric current from onshore (some are powered by wind turbines and solar panels) feeds into the metal structure, accelerating coral growth. This technology is aiding in coral reef restoration efforts in areas hard hit by destructive storms and warm water events.
To see more of our pictures of these unique artificial reefs, jump to our web site:
photos of Bio Rock electric reefs
This image drew the attention of the Theo Westenberger Estate, who in celebration of their Art and the Environment Campaign has generously made a donation on our behalf to the NRDC, a leading environmental organization.