The broken reef buds of Sangkalikasan Cooperative have no direct effect to the environment or to the coast of Boracay, in particular.
When the reef buds were inspected by the Malay Municipal Agriculture’s Office (MAO), it was observed that instead of corals growing, moss has grown first on the reef buds.
These were according to Felix Jan Balquin, the Marine Biologist of MAO.
He added that in such situation, it is still possible for corals to grow.
Apparently, from the initial inspection, only 2 to 3 percent of the reef buds were broken, out of the total reef buds put in place in an area of more or less 65 hectares.
It was also observed during the inspection that the number of fishes at the area where the artificial reef buds were located, apparently were almost of the same quantity.
The reef buds project, funded by Sen. Loren Legarda which costs P50 Million, were created for two purposes, one is to be places where coral reefs would grow, and the other for the number of fishes to increase.