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SeAlive Tiles

You may not have heard of these tiles before as they’re very new to the UK! They are hexagonal ceramic tiles with 3D textured designs. They can be attached to flat, manmade walls in the sea to provide a vital habitat for sea life. These are typically the underwater sections of harbours, piers and sea defences. By changing the surfaces from flat and hostile to rocky and uneven, all sorts of species can find a home, from seaweeds to invertebrates and fish. The tiles from Australia are called Living Sea Walls, and those made in the UK by Arc Marine are called Habitiles

The science

We are collaborating with Plymouth University’s Dr Louise Firth, Associate Professor of Marine Ecology, on the project. She has provided research and funding with the support of the university to install tiles in the South West of England.

These tiles are a relatively new concept in the UK, but similar tiles can be found in Australia and a few other countries. We are one of the first to install them in England and we hope to expand the reach of the project with your help.

We are collaborating with Vikkie Spooner of Falmouth Harbour Board, and siting Arc Marine’s Habitiles. We feel privileged to work with such an inspiring team in Falmouth. The tiles have been funded by Sea-Changers and the Matthew Good Foundation

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