The biological and geographic links between the U.S. and Cuba are stark, particularly in a marine context where ocean currents pay no heed to international maritime borders or embargoes. The larvae of fish, coral and lobsters as well as migratory sea turtles flow between our countries, depending on healthy habitats for survival. Without understanding Cuba’s ecosystems and the role they play regionally we cannot fully protect our own.
Currently, some key research efforts of CubaMar involve:
1) Sea Turtle Research and Conservation
2) Tracking historical land-use inputs to coral reefs
3) Paleoclimate reconstructions in Cuba inferred from coral core aragonite
4) Proyecto Tres Golfos (The Three Gulfs Project)
5) Pez León. The Lionfish Invasion Mitigation Project
6) Reef Restoration and MPA Monitoring in Cocodrilo, Isla de la Juventud