Monday, August 3, 2009

Coral reef warning system installed

Sunday 2nd August, 2009 Posted: 21:20 CIT (02:20 +1 GMT)
Caymanian Compass

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute, in partnership with NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory has moved a step closer toward understanding the signals of global climate change and the resulting stressors to Cayman’s coral reefs.

They recently announced the completion of the final stage of implementation and operation of a new coral reef early warning system station, as part of the Integrated Coral Observing Network just north of CCMI’s Little Cayman Research Centre near icon Reef. Located directly off shore from the LCRC, the 40–ft pylon is standing in seven meters of water and is securely mounted to hardpan bedrock to withstand a major hurricane...see full article.

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