The objective of this study was to determine the optimal plant size and timing for transplantation of E. cava seed-stock using the modified artificial stepped reef structure.
Site Selection Criteria:
A barren ground was selected for artificial reef placement.
Cause Of Decline:
Barren grounds are currently expanding in Korea as the result of destruction of seaweed habitats due to overharvesting and increases in levels of herbivory (including by sea urchin and abalone), sea temperatures and industrial pollution.
Size determination of Ecklonia cava for successful transplantation onto artificial seaweed reef
Algae, Vol. 28, p.365.https://doi.org/10.4490/algae.2013.28.4.365