Innovative restoration of coral reefs helps protect Caribbean islands

Grenadines, Tobago Key. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care.


The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the increasing vulnerability of Caribbean populations and infrastructure to natural disasters.

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz and the Nature Conservancy have now measured the protective role of coral reefs and field-tested a solution that reduces coastal risks by combining innovative engineering with restoration ecology…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (02-12-2018)