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Artificial Reef

A Shocking Solution to Save Coral Reefs

XPRIZE | Posted 09.29.2016 | Green
XPRIZE

It's one thing to lament the continuing loss of the world's coral reefs due to rising ocean temperatures and acidity -- one study says they shrank from 240,000 square miles in 1997 to 108,000 in 2011 -- but it's quite another thing to put an actual price tag on that loss.

Brilliant Lego-Like Structures Serve As Building Block For Restoring Coral Reefs

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

An Australian designer is going to allow plenty of sea creatures around the world to “just keep swimming.” Alex Goad, a designer in Melbourne, ...

The Realities of Decommissioning an Active, Offshore, Oil-producing... Skyscraper

Emily Callahan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Emily Callahan

From a fisheries perspective, any option in which the structure or its fragments are left on the bottom, has the potential to cause physical interference with fishing activities, such as entanglement.

A Day Among the Giants

Emily Callahan | Posted 09.13.2014 | Science
Emily Callahan

Upon approach, offshore oil and gas platforms appear industrial and lifeless -- devoid of any life, besides the humming of industry. Their potential to function as artificial reef systems seems impossible. Yet we have found that offshore oil and gas platforms provide one of the most unique artificial ecosystems in California.

Exploring Beneath Offshore Oil and Gas Platform Gina

Emily Callahan | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Emily Callahan

What we were able to take away from diving platform Gina was that these platforms are truly unique microcosms of life. They are not lifeless steel beams drilled deep into the substrate. These platforms are alive.

PHOTOS: Sunken Ships, Tanks & Other Amazing Artificial Reefs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From National Geographic: People around the world have long known that shipwrecks are prime fishing sites, and since at least the 1830s, American fis...

WATCH: ENVIRONMENTAL ART: Underwater Sculpture To Help Save Mexican Coral Reef

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

British artist and avid diver Jason DeCaires Taylor is unwilling to accept the prediction that 80% of coral reefs will be lost by 2050. His latest pro...

Artificial Reef Being Built To Defend Against Los Angeles Nuclear Plant's Pollution

LA Times | Susannah Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rocks bigger than basketballs were pushed into the ocean off San Clemente this week to provide the foundation for a 150-acre reef for giant kelp -- a ...