Stone reefs promote marine biodiversity

November 19, 2023

Other reef projectsFor the first time, DTU researchers will establish biogenic reefs, composed of either flat oysters or horse mussels, in the North Sea or the Kattegat. The restoration project is called BioReef, and aims to help restore one or more biogenic reefs by developing innovative new methods and protocols for scaled up hatchery production of flat oysters and horse mussels. DTU is drawing on knowledge and experience from hatcheries and natural deposits of mussels and oysters. In Køge Bugt, DTU researchers are investigating for the first time whether concrete reefs have the same effect as stone reefs in Danish waters. The research project is called Circle Reef, and is a collaboration between DTU Aqua, DTU Sustain, the WSP consulting engineering company, and the Køge Bugt Stenrev association.

Other reef projects

For the first time, DTU researchers will establish biogenic reefs, composed of either flat oysters or horse mussels, in the North Sea or the Kattegat. The restoration project is called BioReef, and aims to help restore one or more biogenic reefs by developing innovative new methods and protocols for scaled up hatchery production of flat oysters and horse mussels. DTU is drawing on knowledge and experience from hatcheries and natural deposits of mussels and oysters. The project has been developed as part of the partnership between the Ørsted energy company and WWF, and DTU Aqua is a scientific partner on the BioReef project.

In Køge Bugt, DTU researchers are investigating for the first time whether concrete reefs have the same effect as stone reefs in Danish waters. The research project is called Circle Reef, and is a collaboration between DTU Aqua, DTU Sustain, the WSP consulting engineering company, and the Køge Bugt Stenrev association.

The source of this news is from Technical University of Denmark

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