Nemo’s Garden is hosting life again.
In June, after the end of the lockdown in Italy, we finally could settle it up.
We pull out from the water thousand meters of cables destroyed in a storm last October. Then we cleaned and reconnected the biospheres.
Now we have 3 monitoring stations for the physical data of the six biospheres that are hosting more than 500 plants.
The plants are growing thanks to the light and the ventilation inside the spheres.
More flowers for our underwater Orchids. Click
The Winter setup is done. A few days ago the Team's removed 3 biospheres out of 6. The uw habitat will be fully operative again on Spring 2020. No worries, the 3 deeper biospheres will remain underwater for further tests on plants and technology. Stay tuned with our future posts and discoveries HERE
During the past weeks we had Mrs.@Joanna Smart (Marine Biologist) running an #ecologicalsurvey about the impact of the Nemo's Garden habitat on the surrounding marine area. The results of the biodiversity survey, fish and invertebrates have shown Nemo’s Garden structure is having a positive impact on the ecology of the area. The site exhibited high levels of biodiversity, higher than the comparison site in the same area. The structure Nemo’s Garden provides is likely acting in a similar way to an artificial reef, providing habitat, food and shelter for a variety of species. Invertebrate density was 7 times higher at Nemo’s Garden than the comparison site, whilst Fish density was 58 times greater at Nemo’s Garden. Today we introduce one of these creatures living at the habitat: find it out HERE
We are very proud to announce the first scientific article about Nemo's Garden researches has been published on ScienceDirect . Excellent work done by Prof L.Pistelli, Prof. R. Ascrizzi, Prof. G. Flamini & Prof L.Pistelli(#unipisaofficial), PhD E.Princi & Dott. G. Fontanesi (OCEAN REEF, INC. / Nemo's Garden), Dott. C. Cervelli & Dott. B. Ruffoni (C.R.E.A.).
to check the abstract and the results.
Let's introduce Miss Joanna Smart, a 23 yo lady from Tasmania with a background in Marine and Antarctic science. She has been awarded the #AustralasianRolexScholarship as part of the OurWorldUnderwaterScholarshipSociety .
She will play a key role in helping us during the following weeks with the data gathering, the general maintenance of the habitat plus an environmental impact analysis of the uw habitat on the surrounding marine area.
to give her a warm welcome.
Stable temperature and high humidity seem to be the perfect conditions to make Orchids bloom again, even underwater!
to check these awesome blossoms.
Warm water and great visibility make the underwater habitat even more enjoyable. Sit back and explore the Nemo's Garden habitat through this link