October 30, 2007

Know your Islands: Coral Reefs

The shallow, warm, crystal clear waters surrounding the Cayman Islands have provided us with some of nature’s most spectacular marine life, none more noteworthy than our breathtaking coral reefs. For hundreds of years, Caymanians depended on healthy coral reefs to provide food, building materials, medicines and even decorative objects. To this day, our coral reefs are integral to our island economy thanks to their contribution to tourism and fisheries. In addition, they play a critical role in protecting the shore from storms and hurricanes.

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