Shading by algae

Farming suspended macroalgae above reefs to provide localised shade and/or remove nutrients.

This would require fixed or moored structures.

This intervention is scheduled to be assessed in the first year of the R&D program.

Functional objective:

Cooling and shading, to relieve acute heat and light stress on coral reef organisms by temporarily reducing their exposure

Delivery method:

Macroalgae shading

Deployment scale:

Micro (a few metres) to small (a few hectares, a single reef)