This Monday, October 14th at 11 am the first EM Bioglobes throwing will be organized in Korčula.
The EM Bioglobes are an innovative product, which contains the “good bacteria” and other substances. When they get deposited at the sea bottom, the bacteria from them can clean around 1 square meter of the bottom. The EM Bioglobes are based on the innovative Effective Microorganism technology, developed in the eighties by the Japanese professor Teruo Higa, used in various settings to improve growth and yield of selected plants, but that have recently been used to improve the status of the seabottom.
In Korčula, the children from the Korčula elementary and highschool will participate in the throwing, along with the interested members of the public. The event will be organized near Punta Jurana, and hopefully not all 1000 globes prepared will end up at the same place! Before the globes are dropped, samples will be taken from the seabottom. The sampling will be repeated after two weeks, and those samples analysed to determine what effect they had on the status of the bottom where they were deposited. The results of this pilot project might lead to additional similar actions in the next year. The project is organized by the Adriatica Association for the Research and Preservation of the Natural Diversity of the Mediterranean, based in Korčula, as a part of their Month of Natural History. Last year we wrote about the similar Week they organized on Korčula, but have since decided to expand their activities to the whole month.
This is not the first time similar activities will be taking place in Croatia, as similar bioglobes have already been thrown into the sea in Rab and in some other locations in Croatia, but the results of those efforts are not widely known. Hopefully, we’ll be able to read about and recognize the results of the EM Bioglobes deposited at the seabottom in Korčula!