talking about Reef…


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REEF Collection Part1 (Trigger Hippy)

This painting shows the natural beauty of a so called Triggerfish.

It’s the skin and eye of of a triggerfish in the background combined with a3D Graffiti lettering(asie one)
The Triggerfish belongs to the  the family “Balistidae” which consists of about 40 species of
often brightly colored fishes marked by lines and spots.
They can be found in tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world, with
the greatest species richness in the Indo-Pacific.

What’s a Reef?
A reef is a rock, sandbar, or other feature lying beneath the surface of the water.
Many reefs result from abiotic processes—deposition of sand, wave erosion planning down rock outcrops,
and other natural processes—but the best-known reefs are the coral reefs of tropical waters developed
through biotic processes dominated by corals and calcareous algae.
Artificial reefs such as shipwrecks are sometimes created to enhance physical complexity on generally
featureless sand bottoms in order to attract a diverse assemblage of organisms, especially fish.

Geologists define reefs and related terms (for example, bioherm, biostrome, carbonate mound) using the
factors of depositional relief, internal structure, and biotic composition. There is no consensus on one
universally applicable definition. A useful definition distinguishes reefs from mounds as follows.
Both are considered to be varieties of organosedimentary buildups: sedimentary features,
built by the interaction of organisms and their environment, that have synoptic relief and whose biotic
composition differs from that found on and beneath the surrounding sea floor. Reefs are held up by a
macroscopic skeletal framework. Coral reefs are an excellent example of this kind.
Corals and calcareous algae grow on top of one another and form a three-dimensional framework that is
modified in various ways by other organisms and inorganic processes.
By contrast, mounds lack a macroscopic skeletal framework. Mounds are built by microorganisms or by
organisms that don’t grow a skeletal framework. A microbial mound might be built exclusively or primarily
by cyanobacteria. Excellent examples of biostromes formed by cyanobacteria occur in
the Great Salt Lake of Utah (USA), and in Shark Bay, Western Australia.(Wikipedia)

Enough the geologist talk and explanations about Reef.
Let’s talk about the main reason why we like this reef and should take care for it.
It creates waves and is a permanent obstruction that causes a wave to break,
and forms a barreling wave or other wave that can be surfed, before it eventually collapses.

Bali’s coral reefs have been severely damaged in recent years due to use of bombs and cyanide by fishermen,
excessively high water temperatures linked to global warming, and other stresses.

Let us not stress anyone and chill.Just follow simple rules in life like NOT buying all that plastic
crap, bring your own bag to the supermarket and in case you need one of Indonesias “sayang-bungkus-plastic”
then make sure, they dont give you another 300 smaller ones to pack  your shower gel (which
is actually covered in plastic anyway!?).

“Actions speak louder than words.”

Olli

here are some links for more information:

http://www.saveourseas.org/saveourseas/aloha.html

http://www.baliblog.com/travel-tips/balis-coral-reefs.html

http://www.groundreport.com/Business/Coral-Reef-of-Bali/2896212

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