Artificial reefs are better than the real thing for divers

Posted on October 30th, 2017
By Brian Blum for Israel21c

New study shows artificial reefs in Eilat, meant to take pressure off natural reefs, are growing more popular and preserving authentic coral.

When does an artificial vacation destination trump the real thing? When it’s a diving spot in Eilat and the aim is to preserve the authentic coral reefs nearby.

That’s one of the conclusions from a new study out of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, published this week in in the Journal of Environmental Management.

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