Vol. 15, No.
Funny-looking concrete balls
Swiss-cheezed with holes are all the rage in threatened reef areas
around the Caribbean. The ReefBall Coalition [(800) 831-5731,
reefballcoalition@innova. net] molds these cement sea-life
habitats on land and then submerges them offshore to encourage
rehabilitation of damaged reef areas. Reefballs have been used
successfully on Dominica and around the Turks and Caicos Islands
north of the Dominican Republic. The enterprising folks who run
this project have turned this labor of love into an exciting
vacation for volunteer reefball-casters, who pay for a week's stay
at a hotel and participate in reefball workshops and reef
monitoring by boat. Future ReefBall projects are in the works in
Jamaica, Cancun and the Dominican Republic. A great idea for a
constructive, guilt-free tropical vacation!