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Making Reefs: Artificial Reef Structures as Ecologically Minded Resiliency

The visualizations from ArchiDynamics indicate the speed of moving energy on a gradient color scale. Blue is 0 m/s on the low end, and red is 4 m/s on the high end. The two part use of the AR as shoreline protection and habitat creation generate opposing qualifications in regards to what would indicate a successful characteristic. Successful habitats for coral have sheltered areas that protect the corals from strong wave energy that could break off pieces while also facilitating the circulation of water to ensure adequate oxygen levels (CITE). Successful shoreline protection allows for the fracturing of wave energy. Vertical components make wave energy more complex and increase wave energy transfer (Wen et. All, 2019).