A reef ball is a designed artificial reef module which mimics the structure and function of a natural reef. These prefabricated, artificial reef structures are used to create or restore marine habitat.
Why Reef Balls?
It is evident that the ocean’s conditions are changing at alarming rates due to natural disasters and man’s activities. Pressures such as global warming, hurricanes and boat groundings all increase the environmental and physical stresses on delicate coral reefs. As a consequence of these increases pressured, coral reefs are rapidly reducing in size.
Made from pH-balanced microsilica concrete, reef balls are treated to create a rough surface texture, in order to promote settling by marine organisms such as corals, algae, coralline algae and sponges.
3D Printed by OceanBuilders
Shipped and Installed
Once printed, reefballs will be transported and deployed in designated locations in Panama, Florida and California.
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