Category Archives: Barbados

New initiative to preserve and protect island’s coral reefs 6Jun2024

The Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve hosted an Open Day Wednesday, June 5, in celebration of World Environment Day and Oceans Day. View YouTube Video: Push to preserve and protect island’s coral reefs in which Acting Manager of Folkestone Marine … Continue reading

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“TRADEWINDS: Canadian Navy goes underwater in reef research dive” – Barbados Today 12May2024

An article in Barbados Today highlights “a joint exercise between the non-profit Coral Reef Restoration Alliance (CORALL) Barbados and the Canadian Armed Forces” to map coral reefs on the West Coast of Barbabdos. Dr Elon Cadogan is the scientific leader … Continue reading

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Keep an eye out in Barbados for invasive “stoloniferous fire coral” 23Feb2024

As if Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease which took off in Barbados in 2023, followed by widespread coral bleaching associated with extreme warming  weren’t enough to challenge our reefs, now marine biologists in the Caribbean are on the lookout for … Continue reading

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“Making coral restoration Fun”: Barbados hosts an innovative approach to coral reef restoration 12 May2023

ReefVitalize is a new endeavour which, as I understand it from what I have read, seeks to help restore coral reefs while being self-sustaining economically and contributing to local well-being economically and socially. The main activity of ReefVitalize is the … Continue reading

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AGRRA confirms presence of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease in Barbados 10May2023

UPDATE 30 May, 2023: McGill students release their final report: Occurrence of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease on Vauxhall Reef and a Breakwater in the Folkstone Marine Protected Area of Barbados (28.7 MB) —————– “Stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) is … Continue reading

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Coral Reef Report Card issued for Barbados 16Mar2021

CERMES, the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies at Cave Hill, Barbados has issued a “Report Card” for the coral reefs of Barbados. From the publication (JA Irvine et al., 2021) reporting on how it was developed: The 2020 … Continue reading

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