New chance for coral – Electrically powered steel structures have helped re-grow the coral reefs of Permuteran Bay in Bali, Indonesia.
Restoring reefs – Known as Biorock, the regenerative technology employs a process called mineral accretion which creates the conditions for damaged coral to repair itself.
Restoring reefs – Harmful fishing practices and rising water temperatures during the late 1990's came close to destroying the Permuteran Bay marine ecosystem.
Restoring reefs – Fish that were driven away have returned since the birth of the reef regeneration project in 2001.
A hit with divers – The submerged steel structures have also become an attraction in their own right for divers and snorkelers.
Future use with renewables – Biorock structures that can be powered by renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, are currently in development.