Coral Transplantation

Epoxy resin and/or Marine Aquascaping putty can be used as a bonding aid to transplant selective coral species pods.
With time, the newly transplanted corals will fuse to the concrete structure and commence its entire colonisation

Coral Transplantation – Rope Use

Transplanted corals onto the Eden Reef Blocks. The corals are held in place with rope and have adhered onto the concrete surface in a period of 3 months. The corals are observed to continue to grow naturally up to day .

Fish Colonisation

Completed Eden Reef Block structure showing the immediate fish inhabitation.

Juvenile snapper fishes (Lutjanus ehrenbergii) school in and around the modules.

Corals Colonisation

Transplanted corals showing growth & permanent attachment into the modules. June 2015.

Corals-New Growth & Colonisation

Close up view showing new growth on the surface of the concrete. July 2015

Corals Colouration & Health

Surviving coral transplants exhibit excellent colouration, growth and perfect health.

Fauna Colonisation & Health

A giant clam growing on the module showing vivid bluish colouration of the mantle.

Algae Colonisation

Close up view showing microalgae growing on the surface of the concrete.

Coral Losses – Natural Causes

Close up view showing the grazed area of a hard coral by a parrot fish. The white area is the exposed limestone after the fish has eaten the healthy live coral.

Summary

The Eden Reef Block structure plays a key element in the successful reef restoration and the achievement of beneficial ecological results.

The patented interlocking design ensures structural stability and integrity against storms and strong currents.

The Blocks can be deployed either individually or stacked together to form artificial reefs of limitless sizes.

They can be used for Coastal Protection purposes and work synergistically in creating biological diversity.

Eden Reef Blocks can enhance and restore degraded Coastal Habitats.

Dive Assessments Summary

The majority of the transplanted corals are found to be surviving and continue to show good signs of attachment growth/fusion into the modules.

A big number of corals has established their individual sessile niches on the respective modules.

Fish density at the vicinity of the artificial reef has increased and remain relatively higher compared to the adjacent areas

The presence of Macroinvertebrates has also increased with numerous small gastropods to be successfully inhabited between the interspaces of the modules.

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