[Coral-List] ECOBIOBALL??

info at wiseoceans.com info at wiseoceans.com
Mon Jun 18 12:33:06 EDT 2012

Dear Coral-list,

I run a marine awareness and conservation company called WiseOceans and we
(along with other things) provide Marine Educators at resorts.  One of the
luxury resorts we work at is planning on introducing ECOBIOBALL by Albus
Golf.  www.albusgolf.com

I have not had any experience of these before and am keen to gather
scientific opinion on the environmental and ethical pros and cons of these
golf balls.

According to their website ECOBIOBALL is the first ever ecological and
biodegradable golf ball to contain fish food in its core.  It is 100% safe
for marine flora and fauna, is manufactured using non-contaminating
materials, and is certified as a biodegradable and non-toxic product. 
Once the golf ball has been hit into the water, its external layer
biodegrades in less than 48 hours, releasing the fish food contained in
its core into the surrounding water.

One concern is that the same type of ball and therefore fish food is used
for fresh and salt water, would that be an issue?  I also have
reservations on fish feeding as a whole as it can often change behaviour.

I would appreciate some thoughts.  Thanks so much

Kind regards

Abbie Hine

"In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we
understand and we will understand only what we are taught"  Baba Dioum

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