Kina Barren – Nordic Reef

An ecosystem in balance is marked by diversity and abundance. An ecosystem out of balance is a desert of monotony. Here at Nordic Reef, snapper populations have been depleted by overfishing, kina populations have exploded and devoured all the kelp, sponges and algae.

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The lush and vibrant reef has become a wasteland, or as biologists refer to it, a ‘kina barren’.

It is a dead zone, and without weed for protection, few larvae will resettle successfully to repopulate it. Even if fishing stopped tomorrow, it may take a decade to recover.

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1 minute / 2018

Mangroves

1 minute / 2018

Eagle Rays

1 minute / 2018

Stormwater

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Commercial Fishing

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