PHUKET: Villagers and marine officers joined together yesterday to drop concrete frames into the sea at Nai Harn Bay as substructures for artificial coral reefs.

“There were over 50 people there to help drop 200 concrete frame-cubes,” said Thanet Munnoy, chief of the Phuket Office of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR).

“Coral reefs are important resources for marine animals.