September 2008 Eco Koh Tao joined forces with
local community groups and a number of other dive schools
to construct and deploy Koh Tao’s second Biorock™
dive site. Named Hin Fai (Electric Rock) the site was
constructed on land over the course of a week and transported
and lowered to its site late in September 2008. It was
left to settle during the monsoon months of October
through to December of that year.
2011, 2012 and 2013
Eco Koh Tao has been an instrumental part of its development,
expansion and success. Working at the Biorock site we
have been transplanting dying, broken and vulnerable
coral fragments onto the structures for rehabilitation,
collecting growth rates and assessing the percentage
cover of the corals on the structure to compile data
on its effectiveness as a reef restoration techinique.
important part of our environmental program
is to help raise awareness of our eco-activities and
introduce people to some of the many projects underway
on Koh Tao.
our many trips to the Hin Fai site we have given people
a thorough introduction to the site, many of whom are
visiting the site for the first time. Those with adequate
training help us collect growth data and transplant
corals to the site.
data for hard coral growth indicates that the percentage
of living coral cover on the ‘HinFai Dome’ is currently
around 3%, but it is increasing at an exponential rate.
Our work is essential to its continued success.
2013 we will continue the good work
already started transplanting corals, collecting growth
data and introducing many more individuals to this exciting
new reef restoration technique.
part of Biorock's continued success and development.
our many Marine Conservation Programs.
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