Rebuilding Caribbean Coral Reefs

Above: Outplanted staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) coral after one year of growth. (Photo: Kemit Amon Lewis) By Michael W Beck, PhD Op-Ed Contributor ELEUTHERA, Bahamas (25° 8′ 22″ N;  76° 8′ 59″ W) is one of my favourite islands. Unfortunately, storms seem […]


Bermuda Readies Lionfish Control Plan

Above: a lionfish (Photo: Abel Valdivia) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda’s government says it has completed a Control Plan to deal with the problem of the invasive lionfish. The plan was developed by a partnership including the island’s government, […]


Barbados Readies For Lionfish Derby

Above: a lionfish ready to be cooked By the Caribbean Journal staff The invasive lionfish remains a major problem for the Caribbean region, but Barbados is dealing with the problem in a unique way: with a derby. The country’s next […]


In the British Virgin Islands, a Boost For Coral Reefs

Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A team of scientists from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom is in the British Virgin Islands to perform research on coral reefs and coastal communities. The purpose of the visit, which […]

Tobago to Install Coral Reef Early Warning System at Buccoo Reef

Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago will be part of the CREWS international coral reef early warning system, according to Godwin Williams, secretary of agriculture, marine affairs, marketing and the environment in the Tobago House of […]

Study Finds Coral Reefs Could Adapt to Climate Change

Above: a Coral Reef (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Can coral reefs adapt to climate change? According to a new study from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coral reefs may be able to adapt to […]


Caribbean Lionfish Are "Here to Stay"

Above: a lionfish (Photo: Abel Valdivia) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s lionfish problem will not get better without vigilant management of the species, according to a new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel […]

Fabien Cousteau Visits Exuma to Study Damaged Reef

Above: Fabien Cousteau with one of the Discovery Club members (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A recent incident that saw a boat run aground into a coral reef in Exuma led to a visit this weekend by noted […]

A Bonaire Resort's Plan to Save the Caribbean's Coral Reefs

Above: the coral nursery at the Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire (Photo: Buddy Dive Resort) By Alexander Britell KRALENDIJK — From overfishing and pollution to disease and climate change, the Caribbean’s coral reefs are in serious jeopardy. But a dive […]


Largest Coral Reef Research Facility in United States Set to Open in Florida

Above: the new coral reef research facility at Nova Southeastern University (Photo: NSU) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nova Southeastern University in Florida will soon debut a $50 million facility that will be the largest coral reef research centre in […]

Montserrat Continues Artificial Reef Project to Strengthen Marine Ecosystem

Above: one of the reef units (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is into its second phase on a project building artificial reefs. The Montserrat Reef Project, which was initiated by Scuba Montserrat’s Andrew Myers and Emmy Aston, […]

New York Lawyer Contributes to Save Belize's Mesoamerican Reef

Sir Thomas Moore, a lawyer in New York and longtime supporter of ocean renewal, donated $100,000 to help completely end all forms of trawling in Belize. Moore made the contribution as part of the Christie’s Green Auction last week. The […]


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