"With Pristine Reefs At Stake, Cuba Bets On Coral Nurseries"

"HAVANA - Luminous yellow and blue fish dart through the fragments of coral hanging from rows of pipes anchored to the seabed in Guanahacabibes, in western Cuba, while scientists in diving gear annotate their observations on waterproof clipboards.

This is Cuba’s first coral nursery, designed to help the country repopulate its reefs, some of the most pristine in the Caribbean, and make them more resilient in the face of global threats to coral like warming waters, overfishing and illness.

The nursery was created three years ago through a landmark collaboration between the Cuban and Florida aquaria during a short-lived Cuba-U.S. detente since rolled back by U.S. President Donald Trump."

Nelson Acosta, Sarah Marsh, and Reuters TV report for Reuters June 9, 2020.

Source: Reuters, 06/11/2020