Dive Sculpture Meets Coral Reef Science
Updated: Sep 1, 2020
"Science Enhances Art as the Resort and Coastal Dive Sculpture
Supports the 4 Coral Restoration Systems"
Reef Life Restoration's art casting experts have designed this Turtle Village as an artistic scuba dive sculpture, however the science creates healthy bio-diverse, fish and coral communities.
The mineral layers, which differ on each surface attract coral spawn, and provide the perfect spaces and habitat elements for baby corals to grow and thrive. Rough limestone, aragonite surfaces grow healthy "reeflings", for out-planting of farmed corals. The domed areas on the turtle backs are for microfragmented coral "bombies" which hold fused corals, quickly creating an entire colony of diversity to attract multiple fish, sponges, and other oceanic creatures to live and thrive within a safe environment.
Reef Life Restoration a company with proprietary, patent-pending IP and manufacturing processes developed over 16 years, has pioneered the research and development of IntelliReefs – intuitive coral regenerative substrates with a bio-inspired
design and architecture.
An estimated 840 million people around the world who live with the risk of coastal flooding NEED a safer, intact coastal reef or wave break system, both of which can be created with Reef Life Restoration advanced Marine Mineral Masonry. For these coastal communities, natural systems like coral reefs, beaches and wetlands provide the first line of defense against storms.
In fact, a healthy coral reef can reduce up to 97 percent of a wave’s energy before it hits the shore. Flooding from storms causes significant economic damage. As coastal populations grow and sea levels rise, the risks to coastal communities will increase. Scientific evidence shows that many coastal habitats, including mangroves, coral reefs and salt marshes help protect coastlines by absorbing wave energy and reducing flooding and erosion, the Turtle Village and other Dive Reef/Wave Breaks perform this function with the additional elements of Advanced Coral Restoration.
#SDG14 Reef Life Global Science program
“indicates the upper-ocean warming, a consequence of anthropogenic global warming,
is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger, coastal wave break protection has a deeper benefit as erosion and property damages are reduced significantly."
In the Caribbean, an area of the world that’s more dependent on tourism than any other region across the globe, coral reef-adjacent tourism generates a staggering $7.9 billion annually.
That translates into about 23 percent of all tourism spending in the region and is equivalent to more than 10 percent of the Caribbean’s gross domestic product, according to a new report from JetBlue created in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, an organization focused on conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Concerningly, however, coral reef health is diminishing from impacts such as pollution and climate change.
“Scientific evidence shows that living corals in the Caribbean have declined over 60 percent in just the last three decades alone,” stated Dr. Luis Solórzano, executive director of The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean, as part of the new report, entitled “Estimating Reef-Adjacent Tourism Value in the Caribbean.”
Created with the support of Microsoft and the World Travel & Tourism Council, the newly issued study focuses on the connection between natural resources and tourism. The innovative study used machine learning and artificial intelligence to quantify the significant value that reefs contribute to the Caribbean economy through reef-adjacent activities such as sailing, diving and snorkeling. contact our scientists/design teams: LINK