But this will mess with photosynthesis, compounding the problem, making it more complex. What we really need to do is get off our butts and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions already, and to work rather toward sequestering the carbon that is already out there. Until we do that, we're just making matters worse.
Researchers estimate that the oceans produce half to two thirds of all oxygen on Earth. This production is heavily influenced by oceanic plankton, including drifting plants, algae, and some bacteria that are able to photosynthesize.
Maybe they could show the examples that are helping corals…they only show examples nurturing algae growth…
It's good concept but bad design....I can see a storm being able to move them and tumble them around....more thought should be put into the design so its not a stand alone rock, but one that could be stacked, like triangles, which would be better at deflecting wave force....and could be interlocked...the larger the structure gets, the more fish will come.
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reef balls are a different concept than sinking, ships and other parts!
yet studies on the effectiveness of sinking cars etc. is still in question:
For example the paint as well as the whole car (or whatever) could leek toxins. And yes if they get moving in storm it could cause more harm than good. Best example are tire reefs in Australia where loose tires destroyed compensable amounts of coral reef.
Also artificial reefs in some areas seem top be not well accepted I believe there are some studies from Italy on reef blocks!
However I am totally for the reef balls and similar structures (if probably secured and right material used) as well as seeding native bioengineer species.