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Title: A new innovated and cheep model in building artificial reefs
Other Titles: نموذج جديد مبتكر ورخيص التكلفة لبناء الشعاب الصناعية
Authors: Mahmoud, M.A.
Ammar, M.S.A.
ASFA Terms: Sediment transport
Artificial reefs
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Alexandria : National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Citation: Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research, 31 (1), p. 106-117
Abstract: A novel and cheep approach for building artificial reefs was designed in such a way that sediments in an area of high sedimentation rate will be utilized in building the artificial substrate with no further sediment accumulation afterwards. The model consists of several steel cylinders which are soldered together in such a way to form a reef flat, a gentle slope and a steep slope, with two layers of narrow opening meshes (a lower plastic and an upper metallic one). Within a short periode (3 months), a substrate layer of a total of ~ 1 cm was formed between the two meshes, this layer increased to ~2 cm after 9 months. Transplants of the three species Stylophora pistillata, Echinopora gemmacea and Montipora spongiosa grow better when the attaching surface is oriented with a narrower angle than 90o with the vertical axis, while Acropora granulosa grows better on the reef flat and steep slope (narrower angle than that of the gentle slope).
Description: This journal is published by NIOF, Alexandria, Egypt
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1834/1298
ISSN: 1110-0354
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