Post mass global coral bleaching event and it’s not all bad news

This year saw the third mass global coral bleaching event sweep the world’s oceans. Stats, figures and reports on the loss of coral worldwide are still emerging, but needless to say there is some pretty bleak reading out there. You may call corals the canaries of the ocean, and this was a clear signal that all is not well. Here in Petite Anse our coral nursery stocked a high proportion of coral fragments in the genus Acropora, a fast-growing species which we hoped to …

El Niño and the Third Global Coral Bleaching Event: what has happened and have we reached the end of the tunnel ?

By Georgie Beresford As you may have seen in the news, corals have not been having an easy time this year. In fact for the last couple of years we have been experiencing the third global coral bleaching event, the cause of this has been a particularly strong El Niño. What is El Niño? El Niño is a global weather event, which occurs naturally every 2-7 years. It is distinguished by a shift in temperature patterns in the equatorial Pacific, …