[Coral-List] coral restoration using electrical currents

Iain Macdonald dr_iamacdonald at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Mar 23 00:20:52 EST 2005

This issue has cropped up here in Qatar, unfortunately i have missed both presentations by Wolf Hilbertz but i would certainly like to know if there are any publications relating to this topic. One of my immediate worries about such "BIOROCK" methods for restoring reefs is that they transplant corals onto their metal framework. Why not just leave the coral where you found it? Areas in need of restoration need all the live coral to remain alive. Are such structures capable of sustaining the physical battering of 1 in 100 year storms? If not is there any point in placing such "temporary" restoration means.
After visiting a potentially related website www.biorock.net you can find some references but whether this is a real means for restoring the worlds coral reefs is open to interpretation. If it is i hope they will be in Spain for the ASLO meeting. 
The global coral reef alliance also has some information http://www.globalcoral.org/white_papers.htm

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