In 2008 the community of Koh Tao came together with the Save Koh Tao Group to construct the largest Biorock(tm) Artificial Reef Structure in the Gulf of Thailand. This structure is being used as an alternative dive site to reduce preseeures on natural areas, as a buoyancy training ground for novice divers, and as a coral and fish nursery. Due to Biorock technology, corals on the site will grow 3-5 times faster than corals in natural conditions, mainting or even increasing the biodiversity, resilience, and abundance of corals around our island.
In Pemuteran, Bali, scientists, conservationists hotels, dive shops, fishermen, and villages have gotten together to build coral nurseries on which corals grow faster than normal, and around which fish school. To repopulate the area as quickly as possible with coral and fish, coral nurseries were built using the Electrolytic Mineral Accretion Technology (BiorockTM) of Hilbertz and Goreau. It is an outstanding effort to save corals from manmade destruction by bombs, cyanide fishing and global warming.
This video is showing "Karang Lestari", the biggest Bio-Rock Project in the World. It was created as a Coral Nursery, Coral Protection Project or Coral Ark. It is located in Pemuteran Bay, North-West Bali, Indonesia and stretches about 500 Meters in front of "Taman Sari Bali Cottages".