Researchers at CCMI in Little Cayman say the country’s corals are making a remarkable recovery from last year’s global bleaching event…
CCMI said it has been surveying corals, and the most recent evidence shows the majority are bouncing back.
Operations Director Peter Quilliam told Cayman 27 less than five percent of corals were killed off by last year’s mass bleaching, which is good news, but he says with rising ocean temperatures, corals could face more challenges.
“A lot of the work we are doing this year is having a look at where the strong recovery sites are, and finding out what’s different with those sites to other sites where the corals haven’t done as well,” said Mr. Quilliam.
CCMI’s nursery programme was a pioneer in the region, and is still thriving, said Mr. Quilliam.