Biorock materials from various locations

Biorock materials from various locations. The piece at mid left is the one shown in the previous photo. The one at top left, completely overgrown with oysters, is from Louisiana, and all the rest were grown in a two and a half year period at Ihuru Island, North Male Atoll, Maldives. Samples tested from that set of samples in the Materials Testing Laboratory of the University of Graz, Austria, had compressive strength of 60-80 Mega Pascals, around three times the load bearing strength of ordinary Portland Cement concrete. Photograph Wolf W. Hilbertz.