All posts tagged: world oceans day

Project: Coral Tree Nursery

“Over the past 30 years, coral reefs have faced major decline.” – Coral Restoration Foundation Some view the coral reefs as the underwater equivalent of a “rainforest” so to speak. Coral reefs serve to keep the balance of the ocean in check, act as both a haven and food source for marine life and a means of coastal protection during hurricanes. Additionally, the immense biodiversity of coral reefs is greatly beneficial to mankind, as it has intrinsic value not only to the environment but for tourism. Cayman’s dive industry recognizes the economic value our coral reefs bring to our islands and are keen to ensure the protection of our coral reefs to continue benefiting not only tourists but locals as well. In order to maintain a thriving economic value from our coral reefs, one must consider that negative environmental impacts can cause the economic value to depreciate. It is vital to maintain healthy coral reefs, not just from an environmental standpoint but also an economic one. Unfortunately, coral reefs are faced by multiple threats such …

World Ocean’s Day 2015: Why We Need Sharks…

Happy World Ocean’s Day!  World Ocean’s Day was designated by the United Nations, and this year’s theme is “Healthy Ocean, Healthy Planet.”  In honor of this year’s theme, I am focusing on the importance of healthy shark populations, and why sharks are key to maintaining the ocean’s balance and their role in regard to maintaining healthy coral reefs. Huge thank you to Daybreak 27! To watch my in-depth interview on World Ocean Day 2015 click here Enjoy! Please help to keep the ocean and coral reefs healthy.  Also, don’t forget sharks are so valuable to our eco-system, we need healthy shark populations to keep our oceans healthy.  The decline in shark populations can lead to disastrous effects upon the ocean, and it can even lead to the death of the coral reef.  Everything is interconnected.  Sharks play a key role in maintaining the balance of the health of the ocean, coral reefs and our eco-system. The loss of sharks can disrupt our eco-system and set off a chain reaction, so it is important that we have …