Happy Winter Solstice! 2018 GCRA activities report

by Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD, President, Global Coral Reef Alliance BARONG & RANGDA, Biorock sculpture of the quintessential Balinese myth of the struggle between good and evil, installed December 14 2018 in honor of late Balinese ecotourism pioneer Agung Prana....

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Updates on Biorock Ambon project

Today the Biorock Indonesia team, led by Komang Astika and Sandhi Raditya, placed the three new Biorock reefs installed yesterday under power in the Inner Ambon Bay. All are now working, along with the 5 Biorock reefs previously installed, a church, a mosque and the...

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Ninety years of change on the Great Barrier Reef

By Tom Goreau   Ninety years ago the Cambridge University Great Barrier Reef Expedition at Low Isle laid the foundations of modern coral research.    The Global Coral Reef Alliance team has just spent the week with a Canadian documentary film crew...

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Biorock brings corals back in Ambon

The corals of Ambon, in the Moluccas of Eastern Indonesia, were made famous by some of the greatest Natural Historians who ever lived.   In the 1600s Georg Eberhard Rumpf, better known as Rumphius, described hundreds of new species of Ambonese plants and marine...

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Coral growth after one month on new Cozumel Biorock reefs

These photos, taken by Torcuato Pulido Mantas in early July 2018, show typical examples of very healthy coral growth after just one month on new Biorock reefs in Cozumel, Mexico. The corals shown were naturally damaged and were rescued from dying when transplanted...

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New Biorock coral reefs in Grenada

  Nine new Biorock reefs were installed on June 25th and placed under power on the next day by the Global Coral Reef Alliance (GCRA), the Grenada Coral Reef Foundation (GCRF), and students and fishermen from the community at Gouyave, Grenada. In the following two...

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New Cozumel Coral Restoration project

Six spectacular new Biorock coral reefs have been installed in June by the Global Coral Reef Alliance (GCRA) and our local partner the Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program (CCRRP), in Cozumel, Mexico, the world’s most popular diving destination.   The new...

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Agung Prana – In Memoriam

  The Global Coral Reef Alliance is deeply saddened to report the loss of our great friend and leading Balinese partner, Agung Prana. Bapak Agung Prana’s constant support for Biorock projects over 20 years made Bali the world center of coral reef regeneration....

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Biorock electrical fields inhibit shark biting

Article by Diana Crow published on April 5th 2018 in the Sierra Club magazine Original article @ sierraclub.org. Electric Shark Boogaloo Is there such a thing as an electric fence, but for sharks? PHOTO BY ISTOCK | WHITCOMB RD BY DIANA CROW | APR 5 2018 Marine...

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Restoring Coral Reefs Is Possible and Surprisingly Fast

Written By Dr. Mercola Origianl posting on www.mercola.com https://youtu.be/Rx8TV9Kd0ns Coral reefs make up less than one-quarter of 1 percent of the Earth's surface,1 yet supply resources worth an estimated $375 billion annually, according to the International...

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