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Sunscreen Can Damage Coral Reefs. This One Doesn’t.

 Increasingly, evidence is showing that sunscreen can damage coral reefs, as divers, snorkelers and swimmers using it venture close to coral. But one sunscreen has been designed with one mission: protecting marine life. And now Tropical Seas, which produces Reef …

10 Ways You Can Help Protect Caribbean Reefs

 By Lisa K TerryCJ Contributor Here in the U.S. Virgin Islands, like all over the Caribbean, we depend on our reefs for tourism, to protect our coastlines, beaches and favorite marine creatures, and to support recreational and commercial fisheries. However, …

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Watching Coral in Little Cayman — And What It Means for Caribbean Reefs

 When sea temperatures rise, so-called coral bleaching can occur — that is, when corals turn pale or even white, threatening their existence. But a new project in Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands sought to explore how temperatures affect corals …

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 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 …