[Coral-List] Coral Larvae Settlement on Glass

Joseph Marlow joemarlow_2000 at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jul 8 08:36:03 EDT 2011

Dear Listers,

Does anybody have any information on coral larvae settlement on glass? I work for an environmental education organisation in Peninsular Malaysia and we work in conjunction with a beach resort that produces a large amount of waste wine bottles but has no means of recycling them. The suggestion is to sink the bottles in Gabion baskets on damaged areas of the reef in an effort to encourage new coral growth, however there is some suggestion that coral larvae will not settle on the glass. Do any listers have any experience of creating artificial reefs using old wine bottles?

Thanks and regards

Joe Marlow

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