Artificial Reef Marine Life

GARP is born
Four Trial Pyramids Installed

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3 Months
Initial Growth
The Magic Starts

An initial growth of algae and colourful encrusting sponge was soon followed by a varied range of invertebrates. These included feather duster worms, lobster, crab and urchins. Excitement developed as we started to see a range of juvenile fish including squirrel fish, goat fish, grunts and scorpionfish. 

12 Months
Developed Growth
Marine Life Explosion

At 12 months we were seeing an outstanding transformation from lifeless concrete blocks to a buzzing diverse community of marine life. 

18 Months
Reef Building Blocks Begin
Stony & Brain Corals Appear

The first stony and brain corals (the real building blocks of a coral reef) were seen at 18 months.

Artificial Reef Expands
Highly Successful Artificial Reef

Each subsequent year more pyramids have been added to increase biomass. GARP is becoming a balanced ecosystem, home to over 30 species of fish, 14 different kinds of corals and many of the invertebrates and algae you would find on a naturally occurring reef.

To date, 3 scientific surveys have been conducted by the Marine Biologists at St. George's University. Data very much supports the project being a successful means to ecologically benefit the area. 

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Clean Reefs Joins the Team

Clean Reefs is a non-profit fighting for all ocean and marine life. To take action, they start with the core of all marine homes - coral reefs. By partnering with existing non-profits and organisations, their purpose is to gather information on existing coral health specific locations.

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