Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Traveling reefs exhibit comes to Cayman

Cayman Net News
February 19, 2010

A traveling marine exhibit spotlighting the Caribbean reef ecosystem has come to Grand Cayman. Designed to promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of coral reefs among all peoples of the wider Caribbean, the “Our Reefs: Caribbean Connections” exhibit is on display at the George Town Public Library through 12 March.

Brought here by the Department of Environment (DoE) with the assistance of Tropical Shipping, the exhibit was originally developed by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and is open to the public without charge.

The exhibit, completely revised by Florida State University in 1996, caught the attention of DoE staff when they attended the 2008 International Coral Reef Symposium. Illustrated in the exhibit’s modules are common environmental challenges, as well as local attempts within the Caribbean to conserve, sustainably utilize, or restore reefs and related ecosystems...read full story.

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