[Coral-List] Artificial Reefs
marinelifephotography at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 15:12:03 EDT 2013
I am currently working with coastal engineers who are interested in
designing a multipurpose reef.
I came across papers/studies discussing ecological perspectives on coastal
defense structures and their roles on benthic community development in
Mediterranean and Arabian Sea.
I will send you a list of these if you are interested in.
I find Dennis's experience very interesting and agree with a point he
made. Reef community development is complex and influenced by a number of
factors. Community responses are depended on various temporal and spatial
scales and these may differ at each proposed site. As far as I understand,
a number of studies are still limited for evaluating a design and
ecological roles of engineered large coastal structures as a multipurpose
reef in long-term.
University of Hawaii at Manoa
On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Rachel D'Silva <rachdsilva at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hey Coral List,
> I'm looking for articles/papers with design and engineering options for
> major functioning breakwaters (shallow) combined with reef restoration. I
> like the idea of sections of the breakwater having a design component that
> can be head started with coral fragments as well as functioning as a
> potential dive/snorkel site. The standard designs and structures will
> function as FADs...but in over fished waters.. this really isnt enough.
> I really appreciate any ideas/info you might have.
> 'Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get
> better. It's not'.- The Lorax
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