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

  • We are facing a crisis: our reefs are dying at an unprecedented rate. Since 2016, half of the Great Barrier Reef has died due to acidification and rising ocean temperatures.
  • Our reefs cover only 0.2% of the ocean floor, but with tiny marine plankton, they provide up to 50% of the global oxygen and 17% of all consumed protein worldwide. They are, without a doubt, the rainforests of our oceans.
  • In a race to save our oceans, Reef Builders International is building one of the most extensive artificial reefs anywhere in the world with a specific message to, Protect The Oceans, Save Our Reefs.
  • We intend to establish the Imagination Reef as an underwater laboratory where Marine Biologists will continue to create the next generation of reefs that are more resistant to acidification and the heating of our ocean waters.

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.