Rising Tide #75 – Francis Lean and Her Honduran Marine Park

This week we talk with Francis Lean Bu, the Executive Director of the Roatan Marine Park one of the jewels of the Mesoamerican reef off the north coast of Honduras. Along with the wonders of her island’s reef life, we also learn about ongoing battles with stony coral tissue disease (divers applying antibiotics to the living reef), a training program to hunt lionfish (first you shoot the coconut), and the challenges of balancing tourist development, climate change, and hope. 

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