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Ramsey Marina team growing artificial reef

Hopes to make development scheme more environmentally friendly

A trial is currently underway in Douglas Harbour to grow an artificial reef.

Its a process that has been used globally, using an electric current to attract seawater minerals and coat a steel frame with coral. 

The nine month test will, say the team behind the Ramsey Marina, show how such a reef can be used on the Marina breakwater in an environmentally friendly manner.

The proposed development on South Beach has been criticised for its potential environmental impact.

Robin Bromley Martin, Marina Director, showed John Moss what the test involved:

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