Unique habitats: Artificial Reefs

An artificial reef by definition is a man-made underwater structure usually built for a purpose of promoting marine life. It is widely accepted in the scientific community that artificial reefs are very beneficial. They can increase local populations such as algal growth, coral reefs and fish. They also can prevent coastal erosion and force waves … Continue reading Unique habitats: Artificial Reefs

Unique habitats: Mudflats and estuaries

Different natural habitats are defined in the Natura 2000 to create a network of special areas that are under conservation to maintain and restore the natural habitats and species. Natura 2000 is a network of both terrestrial and marine nature protection areas in the European Union. Many of the natural habitats defined in Natura 2000 … Continue reading Unique habitats: Mudflats and estuaries