Warren Stortroen is a self-described “Earthwatch addict,” and we love him for it. He’s been on 71 expeditions since the mid-1990s, and is still going strong. In addition to enjoying his travels, Warren blogs about them at Retirement Life Matters to share his experiences with others.
We wanted to share one of Warren’s latest re-caps of one of his many expeditions: Coastal Ecology of The Bahamas. This project was supported by Earthwatch for a dozen years, beginning in 2000, before being retired last season.
Here is why we supported this project: The Bahamian archipelago is a unique ecosystem, constituting 700 islands and two thousand cays in the northeast Caribbean Sea. Tourism is a major industry in the Bahamas, depicted as an exotic paradise because of the sandy beaches, turquoise seas and tropical weather. However, due to the small size of the islands and their ecology, there are limitations to the…
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