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    A novel use for Lego!

    Interesting article on BBC Website about how the University of Singapore are using Lego blocks to grow coral on

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-58784313

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    While I can see coral restoration as a good thing is purposely putting plastic's in the sea a good thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    While I can see coral restoration as a good thing is purposely putting plastic's in the sea a good thing?
    No!
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    I can see that it makes sense in the lab situation, but I would hope they would remove the lego before "planting" the grown corals, or just use bits from the ones attached to the lego.

    The trouble with things like that BBC bit is they are so short there isn't room for the full information that someone interested in the subject wants, but it is enough for someone with only a tiny bit of interest

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnaby_s View Post
    I can see that it makes sense in the lab situation, but I would hope they would remove the lego before "planting" the grown corals, or just use bits from the ones attached to the lego.

    The trouble with things like that BBC bit is they are so short there isn't room for the full information that someone interested in the subject wants, but it is enough for someone with only a tiny bit of interest
    Or as I once heard it put, There is enough for someone who knows nothing about the subject to say "That`s interesting", and for someone who does know something about the subject to say "That`s Bo**cks".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    While I can see coral restoration as a good thing is purposely putting plastic's in the sea a good thing?
    Not really, and there's enough stuff been introduced below the waves already to use for coral farming. Out in Sharm, there was a hotel right on the coast where construction workers had occasionally hurled lengths of rebar in and, over the years, coral started to grow on some of it. The guy who ran the dive centre noticed this so started to gather it all together to encourage colonisation.
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