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).
|Title of host publication||Artificial reefs in European seas|
|Editors||Antony C. Jensen, Kenneth J. Collins, A. Peter M. Lockwood|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht, The Netherlands|
|Publisher||Kluwer Academic Publishers|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
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