Researchers are taking a closer look at the reefs in the area, situated just north of Venezuela, to find out why it seems unaffected by the happenings which have killed off some eighty-five percent of the corals in the Caribbean since the seventies.

In the past three decades, Caribbean coral has gone from sixty-five percent coverage to a paltry twenty percent coverage.

What with algae invasions and new diseases cropping up, much of the coral that stretches from Florida to Bonaire has been wiped out. It seems that the corals of Bonaire have been spared from the devastation, and scientists are scratching their heads looking for an answer.

Bonaire could hold the key to helping all coral survive. What with climate change, and oceans growing warmer, the corals of the ocean are in more peril than ever before, and researchers are frantically trying to find a way to save it. If the coral goes, so does a good supply of food.

“This means millions of people are losing an abundant supply of cheap, nutritious fish,” comments chief scientist of the Washington-based Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Andrew Bruckner.

Not only for food, but corals are used in construction materials, protection from waves and attracting tourists.

So by saving the coral, they will not only be saving some much needed food supply, but could also bring back tourism to the areas which have been damaged over the years, and get a good influx of tourist dollars as well, and it all rests with the Bonaire coral…