Artificial reefs are an essential part of the ocean experience. An artificial reef is a human-made Project established to promote marine life and act as a breakwater to fight coastal erosion and storm surge. An artificial reef aims to provide hard surfaces where invertebrates and other aquatic organisms like corals attach and live and multiply.
The Benefits of Artificial Reefs
How do we do that? Assisted evolution and In Situ education.
Assisted evolution is the process by which dedicated scientists work to guide and accelerate the evolutionary processes of life.
In Situ Conservation
In Situ, from the Latin translation “on-site,” signifies conservation and recovery of wild species in their natural habits. The Imagination Reef will be a manufactured In Situ conservation classroom.
An Underwater Laboratory
This protected space will serve as a laboratory for marine biologists and marine biologist students and professors from universities around the country to gain in situ training and experience, learning directly from the Reef itself. Students will work on projects actively accelerating the evolutionary timeline for our coral development and learn how to reverse the damage our natural ecosystems face today.
Take the Dive. Plunge headfirst and learn how you can contribute to saving our reefs and oceans.