Aerial views show the scope of the Palm Beach Shoreline Project in Australia.
It will include eco-friendly artworks from around the world.
An open call is out for artists to submit their plans for sculp-tures
and reef modules. As stated on the website by founder/art
director Ximena Caminos, “This series of artist-designed and
scientist-informed artificial reefs will demonstrate how tourism,
artistic expression, and the creation of critical habitat can be
Advocates see artificial reefs as an environmentally friendly
alternative to beach nourishment.
A network of artificial reefs would be less expensive, last
longer, provide a haven for wildlife, and potentially generate a
significant amount of annual revenue, which could then be used
to fund other projects that are sorely in need.
“We are confident that, with some modifications and testing,
the technology we have proven effective in inland estuaries could
be applied to offshore installations,” Boyd says.
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