Barbados: Coral – A Matter of Life and Death

It could be said that the island of Barbados owes its existence to the extensive coral reefs that surround it and upon which it is built. But coral is an endangered species threatened by pollution, the actions of cruise ships, scuba divers, snorkelers and tourism. At the Bellairs Research Institute, a Canadian teaching lab founded by McGill University, marine biologists and research students are studying the reefs and determining what can be done to preserve the coral. This is an extended feature from our archives on “The Responsible Tourist”. For more information: check out episode #155 in the International category.

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