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Creative solution to minimize the problem of illegal coralline rock extractions using oyster shelves

Creative solution to minimize the problem of illegal coralline rock extractions using oyster shelves

Researchers from CESAM, on the scope of the project SMARTBIOR, study alternatives to the coralline rocks used in aquaria that are often illegally extracted from Indo-Pacific areas, threatening coral reefs. The proposal is to use oyster shelves that are a common subproduct from oyster farming and that have presently a low added value.

Following this study, the team of biologists gave life to a CESAM and University of Aveiro logo using oyster shelves as a substrate that was occupied by living tropical corals.

 The complete news here (in PT).

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