Roughened concrete coastal structures could aid biodiversity

10/3/2011 | BBC

Recent research indicates that roughening the concrete of breakwaters, jetties and other coastal structure could create better habitats for plants and animals, according to research out of the U.K. "We have shown that by making small changes, such as producing surfaces that are rough rather than smooth, or leaving niches in sea walls, we can ensure these structures support much more wildlife," said Larissa Naylor, from the University of Exeter.

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