An artificial reef was created at the bottom of the Black Sea on the Kinburn Spit

A unique eco-project at the bottom of the Black Sea: an artificial reef was created on the Kinburn Spit

Для создания рифа использовали ракушки устриц.

The reef should be home to marine life that filter and purify the water. After all, scallops, mussels and oysters have nowhere to mount on the sandy bottom of the Black Sea. In the world, as a rule, artificial reefs are created from concrete and cement. On the Kinburn Spit, they decided to use shells from an oyster farm. They were placed in bags made of safe eco-plastic. Scientists say the shellfish will be able to settle inside and purify the water. The experiment will last for a year. During it, experts will regularly measure the number of new inhabitants of artificial reefs.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that over the past five years, the state of the Great Barrier Reef has deteriorated significantly. Fatal changes are caused by human activities that lead to global warming. The latter increases the water temperature and negatively affects the ecosystem of the region. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. It stretches along the east coast of Australia, reaches 2,300 km in length and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981 for its “extreme importance to nature and science”.


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