Photo detail

A marine biologist at the Perry Institute delivers life-saving antibiotic treatment to a pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) colony off Rose Island. This coral species has already been wiped out in San Salvador because of its high susceptibility to SCTLD, which is ripping through the country’s reefs.

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Coral disease fighter: ‘We are being seen as pirates’

The scientific institute spearheading The Bahamas’ fight against a killer coral disease yesterday said it may have to start slashing local jobs this summer due to permitting woes, adding: “We’re being viewed as potential pirates.”

Tease photo

Coral killer will ‘decimate’ tourism, fisheries sectors

The Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) top executive yesterday warned that tourism and other coral reef-reliant industries will be “decimated” unless this nation rapidly arrests the spread of a killer disease for these key marine ecosystems.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment