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This is the first of a two part series about the work of scientists and volunteers who are fighting a coral disease that is ravaging Virgin Islands reefs.
This summer students in the Youth Ocean Explorers program at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will continue battling the devastating Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.
The Cinnamon Bay Campground in the Virgin Islands National Park is expected to reopen in December, Superintendent Nigel Fields announced at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park.
An epidemic under the sea that is spreading more rapidly than COVID-19 among humans continues to make waves for marine biologists.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the news as it takes its toll on human life. Now, some marine biologists in Florida and the Caribbean are also concerned about another epidemic – one that’s raging under the sea.
Dan Mele, a graduate student working on a master’s thesis in the marine and environmental science program at UVI, is testing a new coral planting method.
Diseases are devastating coral reefs around the world and local and regional scientists are searching frantically for cures and preventative measures before the reefs disappear and the fish disappear along with them.