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underneath the coastal waters of the area lie hundreds of thousands of synthetic reefs. a few are outdated and retired freighters and ships that when plied the oceans of the area yet now function habitats for marine existence. Others are more recent reefs which were designed and equipped for particular functions. With the sector of aquatic habitat know-how regularly growing to be, this ebook responds to the worldwide want for a compendium of constant and trustworthy practices with which to judge how good synthetic reefs meet their goals.

Artificial Reef evaluate With program to ordinary Marine Habitats is a entire consultant to the equipment used to record the functionality of man-made reefs in coastal and oceanic waters. it's the first quantity to mix the basic disciplines required for correct review, together with engineering, economics, biology, and data.

This paintings covers the layout of reef reports, multi-disciplinary equipment of research, info research, and examples of using the how to reefs equipped for various reasons. additional, the tools tested during this ebook follow to different benthic marine habitats, similar to coral reefs or “live bottoms”, therefore increasing the book’s relevance to a much broader viewers and adorning study efforts within the box of synthetic habitat technology.

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