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Tiki God
06/09/2014, 03:34 PM
With all the doomsday talk, I thought we should hear about something more uplifting. In Mexico they are building the world's largest artificial reef, and it's pretty dang cool! Check it! :D

http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2014/06/worlds-largest-artificial-reef-is-being-built-in-quintana-roo/

Illhaveanother
06/09/2014, 09:22 PM
It's sad that they even have to build an artificial reef . They destroyed the one that was naturally there :(

johnike
06/09/2014, 09:31 PM
Thanks Tiki God!
:wave:

Tiki God
06/09/2014, 10:36 PM
It's sad that they even have to build an artificial reef . They destroyed the one that was naturally there :(

At least someone is actively helping, not raging through a computer :)

Thanks Tiki God!
:wave:

:beer:

Illhaveanother
06/10/2014, 11:18 AM
Gotta spread awareness and ideas someway!

Tiki God
06/10/2014, 11:28 AM
You also have to act ;)

power boat jim
06/10/2014, 11:33 AM
What is an international organism? This sounds more like a shore line protection project then reef reconstruction.

TampaSnooker
06/10/2014, 12:53 PM
Here's another positive story:
http://coralmorphologic.com/b/2014/06/09/miami-coral-rescue-restrospective-urban-coral-hypothesis

Tiki God
06/10/2014, 01:19 PM
That's sweet! Sucks that that reef in the video is slated for destruction. But rescuing all that coral! :D

thenewguy997
06/10/2014, 02:10 PM
I dont get why we gotta kill reef in the first plave cant we build somewhere else?

Tiki God
06/10/2014, 09:43 PM
Same, but if the reef is going to be destroyed, might as well give nature a head start and build an artificial reef! :D

andex23
07/03/2014, 03:16 PM
I think that large scale geo-engineering is the only way we have a chance to stave off the problems we are creating. hopefully, projects like this will be successful. looks promising.

Reefflapper
07/24/2014, 02:14 PM
I personally think that this is a great idea.

mcfa2403
08/07/2014, 09:53 AM
This is amazing! Thanks for sharing, perhaps one day reefkeeping practices and the knowledge we gain from keeping specimens in our tank can be used to rebuild wild reefs using these pyramids as a base

Unome
08/11/2014, 10:59 PM
It's sad that they even have to build an artificial reef . They destroyed the one that was naturally there :(Much like home developers who go into an area, clear a bunch of land(and trees), build homes and then give the subdivision some trendy name like "Sherwood Oaks"(with hardly any trees left).

Luiz Rocha
08/17/2014, 04:03 PM
Great topic, here is another link to a story about corals being more resistant to climate change and acidification than previously thought:

http://www.wkyc.com/story/weather/2014/07/08/corals-adaptation/12386885/