The Caribbean Cooperation Team is responsible for facilitating communication between Florida response partners and people in other coral reef jurisdictions in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Cooperation Team is responsible for tracking reports of disease signs outside of Florida, disseminating information and response tools, properly disseminating any new information (such as new intervention techniques and research findings) from other jurisdictions, and facilitating learning exchanges.
Stony Coral Tissue loss has expanded to the Caribbean, with reports of outbreaks emerging from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, Jamaica, St. Maarten and the Dominican Republic, among others. For more information please visit our partner pages:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.