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A New Push to Regrow Caribbean Reefs

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Recent years have seen the growth of a number of initiatives aimed at regrowing coral reef in the Caribbean — most notably the Coral Restoration Foundation in Bonaire. Now, another drive has launched to help rebuild …

St Kitts Launches New Coral Reef Monitoring Program

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Kitts has launched an important new program to study the state of coral reefs. The St Kitts Department of Environment, in collaboration with the Department of Marine Resources, has installed a Coral Reef Early Warning …

Turks and Caicos’ Coral Gardens to Reopen Oct. 16

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Coral Gardens resort in Turks and Caicos has announced plans to reopen Monday, Oct. 16. The Providenciales-area property said it had “fared quite well with minimal damage” consisting of unearthed palm trees and a …

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Sun & Ice

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Summertime calls for beach days and barbecues and, if you’re anything like us, liberal amounts of ice cream. And now, if you’re in the Bahamas this summer, there’s a new spot you can check out …

coral restoration in bonaire.

 Coral gardening, the process of replanting laboratory-raised coral fragments to restore coral populations, is proving to benefit Caribbean reefs, according to a new study from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The school said the …

 There are mountaintop bars, duty free shops and some of the Caribbean’s greatest beaches. But if you’re looking for one must-visit attraction in St. Thomas, it’s this: Coral World Ocean Park, the island’s leading eco-tourism destination. The park is a …

 Atlantis Paradise Island is in the midst of a major relaunch, with the biggest change set to debut on July 16 when the rebranded Coral Towers become The Coral hotel. The Coral is a transformation of the former Coral Towers, …

 The Sandals Foundation is partnering with CLEAR Caribbean in an effort to establish two coral nurseries aimed at restoring lost coral coverage in St. Lucia, as well as providing a habitat for marine life inside the Soufriere Marine Managed Area. …

 Projects Abroad is responding to a worldwide series of coral bleaching events through the efforts of its own Diving & Marine Conservation volunteering programs. Volunteers can join Projects Abroad in Belize to offer their help alleviating the effects of coral …

 Last week the Atlantis hotel completed a successful two-day harvesting and out planting of corals to three coral reefs off New Providence that were destroyed by 2016’s Hurricane Matthew. The ongoing project – an initiative of the nonprofit, Atlantis Blue Project …

 Finding the right Cancun hotels is all about knowing what you’re looking for. If you’re trying to find a great everything-included resort in Cancun, you’ll have plenty to choose from; it seems that moniker applies to almost all the resorts on …

 The Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire expands By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire has named Eden Beach as a new partner in creating and rebuilding coral nursery. Over 80 Staghorn and Elkhorn coral colonies have been relocated to the …

 Above: saving corals in Bonaire By the Caribbean Journal staff A major Caribbean coral restoration project is expanding. The Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire has joined forces with the Coral Restoration Foundation to launch a similar project in Curacao. CRF Curacao …

 Above: coral in Bonaire By the Caribbean Journal staff When it comes to the protection of the environment, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is at the forefront of the region. And that’s exemplified in the work of the Bonaire Coral …

 Above: the newest coral nursery in Bonaire By the Caribbean Journal staff The threats facing coral reefs in the Caribbean are not new — neither is the reality of their dwindling numbers. But one island is doing something to save them: …

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

 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 …