A giant artificial coral reef is being built in the Red Sea in a move to protect natural reefs from destruction – without banning scuba divers. An estimated 50% to 70% of the Red Sea’s reefs have already been destroyed in Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Divers are the main culprits as they flock to the biodiverse region in large numbers and accidentally knock the coral or create a disturbance with their flippers and diving boats. How is this project different? It seems first create hanging coral gardens, or nurseries, where ranks of baby coral are growing suspended on nets and crates in perfect conditions. Then they are placed into the artificial reef. Sounds like aquaculture to us!