[Coral-List] Artificial reef construction using mineral accretion

Todd Barber reefball at reefball.com
Thu Feb 26 10:11:54 EST 2004

There are more practical(and cost effective)  ways to accomplish your
goals....for example, see
http://www.reefball.com/map/antiguascience/antiguapressrelease.htm for the
most advanced coral restoration system in the world.


Todd R. Barber
Chairman, Reef Ball Foundation
CEO, Reef Ball Development Group, Ltd.
reefball at reefball.com

6916 22nd Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "underwater Hedgehog" <hgoudge at yahoo.co.uk>
To: <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 9:32 AM
Subject: [Coral-List] Artificial reef construction using mineral accretion

> I am interested in the use of mineral accretion for
> creating fast growing artificial reefs for:
> 1. As a means of redirecting tourist activities from
> damaged reef areas to artificial structures.
> 2. To restore damaged reef habitats.
> 3. To protect fragile coastal habitats such as
> mangroves and sea grass beds.
> I am asking if anyone has looked at the structure of
> coral skeletons grown on artificial reefs using
> electricity to accrete minerals thereby cementing
> coral colonies to the substrate.
> Any information will be appreciated.
> Please send to:
> hgoudge at yahoo.co.uk
> Thanks
> Harry Goudge
> School of Ocean Sciences
> University of Wales Bangor
> United Kingdom
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