Status and Trends of Bonaire's Coral Reefs in 2015: Slow but steady signs of resilience
Bonaire’s coral reefs remain among the healthiest in the Caribbean. Although the island’s reefs have suffered bleaching disturbances similar to those plaguing reefs throughout the Caribbean, they uniquely show signs of recovery. Here we highlight key findings from our March 2015 biennial coral reef monitoring expedition. We put the findings in the context of both the trends recorded since 2003 when we began our regular monitoring and the most recent research related to the factors controlling the structure and functioning of healthy coral reef ecosystems.