Pedro Bank, Jamaica coral reef research gets underway

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A long neglected part of the Caribbean, Jamaica coral reefs are finally getting some much-needed attention.

According to this article, the Living Oceans Foundation is sending its research platform, M/Y Golden Shadow, to Pedro Bank, Jamaica, to conduct scuba, planktonic, oceanographic and related research into this reef ecosystem. 

While we have a (generally) good grasp of the current conditions of Caribbean coral reefs, there are blank spots.  Hopefully, this expedition will give us a more complete picture so that a more comprehensive restoration plan can be implemented, including fisheries management, pollution abatement, and in-situ restoration efforts.

Murray W. Camp