Alternator article: Artificial underwater reefs during the wave of change and continued environmental degradation

Published: 28/03/2024

CMS Director Prof Gretta Pecl co-authored on a recent article in Alternator. The English title is “Artificial underwater reefs during the wave of change” (and you can translate the page to English).


"Divers place a concrete structure measuring 5.5 × 3.5 × 3.0 m on the seabed of the Sečovlje breeding area in the Bay of Piran. It is a modular unit in the form of a pedestal, on which growth plates are loaded one above the other, separated by spacers of different heights. At the moment, a distinctly artificial structure will become a scene of rich marine life in a few years. It is a pilot action for the development of innovative multitrophic aquaculture and, at the same time, an attempt to restore the marine environment. The unit is supposed to attract the establishment and growth of fish, crustaceans, mollusks, algae and many other marine organisms. The sea oasis Piran wishes to offer refuge and home to disappearing inhabitants of the sea, who have been unable to suit them every year with the silty bottom of the Bay of Piran for a long time now."

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University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the EnvironmentGEOS
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