The Poole Bay artificial reef project

A. Jensen, K.J. Collins, P. Smith

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Artificial reef research is relatively new in the UK. The Poole Bay artificial reef was the second licensed reef in the UK, the first being a little-investigated quarry rock reef off the east coast of Scotland (Todd et al, 1992). The Poole Bay reef is unique in Northern Europe, being the first artificial reef made from cement- stabilized pulverized fuel ash (PEA) and flue gas desulphurization (FGD) gypsum derived from power stations. The reef was designed to assess the environmental acceptability of this novel material and was deployed in Poole Bay, off the central south coast of England, in June 1989 (Fig. 1).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial reefs in European seas
EditorsAntony C. Jensen, Kenneth J. Collins, A. Peter M. Lockwood
Place of PublicationDordrecht, The Netherlands
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)0-7923-5845-7
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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