Scandinavian Biolabs – mission to Save the Reefs
In 2021, Scandinavian Biolabs new mission is to help Save the Reefs by teaming up with conservationists and marine biologists from Reefscapers to restore coral reefs so that our ocean has a brighter future.
Built on the virtues of natural functionality and real impact, Scandinavian Biolabs found the perfect partner in Reefscapers. The best experts have teamed up to create high-quality natural solutions to solve real problems. Our combined mission is to build artificial structures to improve the overall health and biodiversity of the natural coral reefs.
Although there has been a major decline in coral reefs over recent decades, there is still hope for the health of our seas. Reefscapers works with the local community to handcraft coral frames, which then host a wide variety of propagated coral species. By doing so, they enhance the diversity of the natural reef ensuring our marine life has a brighter future.
Let’s Create a Better Future for our Ocean #SaveTheReefs
As the planet changes from increased human activity, the future of our marine life may seem grim. Since the 1980s, an estimated 30% of corals have been lost worldwide, and their disappearance will continue unless swift action is taken. Together with your help, we can create better odds for the future of our seas.
Reefscapers have assembled and established more than 8.500 coral frames, totalling 500.000+ successful coral transplants, which help to restore the coral community and increase the biodiversity of marine life on Maldivian coral reefs.
Did you know that corals are home to nearly 25% of all marine life, yet account for only 0.2% of the total seafloor!
How Does the Cosmetic Industry Affect Marine Life?
As a cosmetics company, Scandinavian Biolabs are well aware of the importance of sustainability practices as part of larger environmental issues. Corals and the marine life they support are under threat from numerous human impacts such as climate change, habitat disruption, and pollution including, pollutants from the cosmetic and personal care industry.
Cosmetics are used in massive quantities throughout the world, and their production and regular use can, unfortunately, result in contaminants that find their way into the oceans. Coral reefs are biodiversity hotspots, meaning they support a wide array of exotic and crucial marine life. An estimated 30% of coral has disappeared since the early 1980s, and a majority of coral may disappear over the upcoming decades.
Now more than ever, it is crucial for us all to make environmentally-conscious shopping decisions while choosing personal care products.🧴
How You Can Help
You can sponsor a frame, and we will transplant it with healthy coral fragments on your behalf. You will receive a unique reference number, and photos will be uploaded every 6 months to this web page, allowing you to monitor the growth of your corals as they mature and flourish.
The Whole Story
You might be wondering, how can we actually help with building new coral reefs?
Here is the whole story, from building the frames, to creating a home for a new fish colony. 🐙 Andres from Scandinavian Biolabs interviewing Thomas Le Berre, co-founder of Reefscapers.
(1) Coral Frame Construction
(2) Coral Harvesting & Propagation
(3) Coral Frame Deployment
(4) Coral Monitoring
Reefscapers Coral Frames & Scandinavian Biolabs
Here you can see the details and photographs of our Reefscapers coral frames, kindly sponsored by Scandinavian Biolabs.
Our team inspect and maintain all of our frames, and photograph them bi-annually to monitor the growth of the coral fragments as they grow and mature.
How to view your frame photographs: Enter your name or email address or coral frame tag number into the search box and press ‘Submit’. For example, type a tag number such as SC0010 and press submit.
Thank you to all our coral frame adopters! It’s great to see so many people supporting our coral propagation program.