Anchor damage is a leading destroyer of coral reefs and sensitive marine environments all over the world.
For more than two decades,
ENVIRONMENTAL MOORINGS INTERNATIONAL
has provided the only practical solution to this crisis.
In 1981, John C. Halas, Sanctuary Biologist for the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary, began to design and test the breakthrough concept of environmental moorings, an anchor embedded in the sea floor without detriment to the surrounding
As a result of these efforts,
he established the Coral Reef Environmental Mooring Buoy System, which is extremely effective in hard bottom substrate.
His methods soon expanded to include Manta Ray sand and soft bottom anchors. Both systems are now used worldwide to protect the marine environment in marine parks, dive sites, marinas and other protected areas.
Mooring buoys have become a symbol of environmental protection throughout tropical coral reef regions.