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Caribbean, Tobago: Buoys to be installed to monitor Tobago's reefs

By Tobago News — last modified Nov 13, 2013 02:20 PM
Contributors: News discovered via tweet from SBMS Tobago
Keep an eye out for these if navigating near Buccoo Reef or Speyside. As reported by Tobago News.

Published: 2013-11-13 00:00:00
Countries: Trinidad & Tobago

Caribbean, Tobago: Buoys to be installed to monitor Tobago's reefs

Tobago from the air © Tobago News

TOBAGO is to be part of a new international coral reef early warning system, designed to monitor the health of the island's coral.

A specially manufactured buoy will be installed at Buccoo Reef, which is in the southwest of the Island. Another buoy will be put in east Tobago at Speyside on Friday.

The buoys will record climate change, coral bleaching, and changes in the reefs. They will also identify any damage done to the coral and monitor marine activities in the two locations. All the data gathered will be transmitted to a central location at the Buccoo Training Centre. This data will then be sent throughout the Caribbean and internationally.

The project is in keeping with work being done by the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) and the Division of Agriculture, Marine Affairs, Marketing and the Environment.

Coral reefs in Tobago have already suffered from the effects of mass bleaching, where corals expel their symbiotic algae and instead appear pale or white. It is primarily caused by a rise in sea temperature.

Read the rest of this story at Tobago News.

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