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Date: Apr 05 1999 15:50:43 EDT
From: Reef Ball's Interested List <>
Subject: Reef Ball Update

Message #92

Sorry it has been a while since our last update. Once again our staff has been spending a lot of time in the field. So here’s what’s up:

1) The Reef Ball Website has been redesigned for better speed and usability. It should now be easier and faster to find the information you want. Graphics have been cut down to increase load time, however there are now more pictures available than ever! If you are looking for images for a project, an article, or just for fun, please visit the Reef Ball Galleries for lots of pictures from many different projects around the world. We still have lots of pictures to add, so please check back periodically to see the new ones at There is still work being done to improve the site, and we could use your help. If you have a suggestion or would like to report a bad link, please send a message to

2) The Reef Ball Coalition is kicking off three Caribbean destinations this summer (mid June, late July and late August) for folks to help build Reef Ball reefs as part of an ecotourist destination. See the new Coalition website at Confirmed Sites are:

1) Turks and Caicos

2) Dominica (Castaway’s Beach Resort)

3) St. Lucia (Wyndham Morgan Bay Resort)

4) From Oman, “It has been silent for a while from my side but this not mean that the reefball project is not moving. We have had some set back with respect to sea conditions which has delayed the deployment of the more reefballs. The sea is calm now and the next 10 are ready to go. As for the marine development I have a two month photographic record and the change is incredible.

We obtained full support form our Managing Director at Petroleum Development Oman to a) explore the implanting of coral and b) to construct an artificial fish breeding reef.

I have in mind to put some 25 clusters of 3 reefbals together in about 10 to 15 meters of water away from an existing reef. From the experience so far I have noticed that the fish seem to like a reefball cluster of three more than single balls.”

5) Reef Ball staff will visit the Ecoplan Reef Ball project in Brazil from April 10-18th. If you are near the Sao Paulo area and would like to talk with Reef Ball staff about a project please contact our office.

6) The staff will continue on to Argentina from the 18th –25th so if you are near the Cordoba area and would like a visit then contact our office.


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