Check out the NOAA Ocean Podcast: Protecting Culebra’s Coral Reefs!
Healthy coral reefs are amongst the most biologically diverse, culturally significant, and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. In this episode of the NOAA Ocean Podcast, we speak with Lisa Vandiver, a Marine Habitat Restoration Specialist with NOAA’s Restoration Center and Rob Ferguson, a watershed management specialist with NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. They’ll tell us why Culebra was designated as part of the Northeast Marine Corridor and Culebra Island Habitat Focus Area, and how NOAA works alongside local partners on the island of Culebra to protect and restore the coral reef ecosystems and reduce the impacts of pollution. Listen to the full episode here!