written by
Christal Clashing

There is a burgeoning organisation called the Elkhorn Marine Conservancy (EMC) that is working to enhance the local stewardship of Antigua’s marine ecosystems.
How are they doing that? In three notable ways:

Firstly, by involving local divers to help tend to their coral nurseries located near Green Island and York Island on the eastern side of Antigua. Among the 12 coral species they are currently growing is the elkhorn coral, which was one of the most prominent corals in Antigua up until the 1980’s. However, today’s coral reefs are a far cry from what they once were.