Barbados Marine Trust
"To Preserve Protect and Enhance Marine Life"
New Reef Ball Moulds for Barbados
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Reef Balls are specially designed structures that are used to restore ailing coral reefs, thereby creating new fishing and diving sites.

Three years ago, the Barbados Marine Trust developed an initiative to bring Reef Balls to Barbados in an attempt to aid Barbados' coral communities.

The Trust proudly announces that the Reef Ball moulds and the necessary equipment for the creation of Barbados' first Reef Ball Project have arrived.


Barbados Marine Trust Reef Balls
Barbados Marine Trust Reef Balls
Reef Ball quadrants being assembled
Bay Ball being assembled

Barbados Marine Trust Reef Balls
Barbados Marine Trust Reef Balls
Nicholas displaying 2 deflated Marine Buoys.
The Coconut Court Resort team proudly displaying the completely assembled Ultra, Pallet and Bay balls.

The Reef Balls were shipped in 4 separate sections that are easily assembled.

The Marine buoys displayed above will be inflated inside the mold prior to the pouring of the concrete.

The mold will be removed after the concrete has hardened and the completed reef balls will be rolled into the water, where, because of the buoy - they will be easily towed to the selected site.

The buoy will then be deflated - allowing the reef balls to descend and settle on the seabed

For further information on the Reef Ball Development Group and the Reef Ball Foundation, please visit http://www.reefball.com/.

Barbados Marine Trust Reef Balls
A completed Reef Ball

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The Barbados Marine Trust - Coconut Court Beach Resort - The Garrison Historic Area - Hastings - Christ Church - Barbados - West Indies.
Tel: (246) 427 1655 - e-mail: mailto:info@barbadosmarinetrust.com

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