Elastic Mooring Systems


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The Problem:

The more we learn about the complex relationship between the environment and our quality of life on Earth as a whole, the more we understand the importance of protecting it. Researchers have been studying changes in the marine environment looking for new ways to help protect this fragile ecosystem and sensitive sea bed areas. This is of particular importance near our shorelines & coral reefs, where human activities have caused the most obvious impact.

The Solution:

One of the ways that boaters can reduce boating related impacts, is to move away from traditional moorings, which require the use of heavy chains. These bottom chains being dragged around, cause crop circle patterns destruction to sensitive sea beds including eelgrasses & fragile coral reefs. We need to start doing a better job of protecting these life sustaining ecosystems.

More Photos

boat anchor dropped on reefBoat Anchor Dropped on Reef mooring chain dropped on reefMooring Chain Dropped on Reef
mooring field in eel grassMooring Field in Eelgrass eel grass scoured by chainEelgrass Scoured by Chain
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