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IntelliReefs- Architecture for Aquaculture
In combination, these effects suggest that a living, breathing environment can be created very quickly to support the local ecosystem for decades to come. Our custom to site, species and function habitats can be used as an effective preventative measure for storm damage, as well as in post-disaster situations. Rebuilding, restoring, and expanding the reef and kelp bed, facilitates its survival over the long term and we are the only solution that will meet that challenge in all forms. We measured species diversity using an eDNA sampling technique developed by Nature Metrics. 28 species of fish were detected between our reference and AR site, 2 species detected on our AR are on the Vulnerable and Endangered species list. We believe eDNA testing will flourish as a standard for accurate reporting of site health and habitat progress in the years to come. IntelliReefs was endorsed by UN UNESCO as Project 112 in October of 2021, We were endorsed for creating a “Bio Oasis” in the Caribbean where we deployed Oceanite modules in 2018. The Project is a part of the Coral Reef Sentinels: A Mars Shot for Blue Planetary Health
Restoring Reef Biodiversity with IntelliReefs
A video highlighting the incredible potential for IntelliReef technology (nano-engineered artificial coral reef substrate) to restore coral reef biodiversity. To learn more, visit www.reeflifefoundation.org. This data collection project was made possible by a grant from the Waitt Foundation.
The Power of Small - Reef Life Foundation Protects Hawksbill Sea Turtles
Sea turtles are essential for maintaining healthy coral reefs. They are macrograzers (large animals that graze on reefs - like cows!) and keep the animals and plants that grow directly on the seafloor in check. Hawksbill sea turtles feed primarily on marine sponges. They scrape the seafloor clean when they eat, leaving room for new coral growth - just like pulling weeds or thinning out plants in the garden to create space for other flowers to grow! With climate change and pollution, sea turtle habitat continues to degrade above and below the water line. Reef Life is currently fundraising to protect critically endangered Hawksbills and the coral reef ecosystems that they rely on in Sint Maarten. Help us harness #ThePowerofSmall by visiting https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/saving-coral-reefs-one-baby-turtle-at-a-time/