The story of Varadero

The Varadero Reef is one of the most beautiful and enigmatic reefs we know about. This wonderful reef is below a thick layer of turbid waters yet beneath it there is a thrilling coral community mostly built by Orbicella species.  The reef is located in Cartagena Bay in Colombia and has been exposed to a myriad of sediments and contaminants due to its proximity to the Magdalena River estuary.

Sadly, this reef is in peril due to the Port expansion that is planned to occur in the near future. If you are interested in learning more we invite you to visit the following links:

Varadero Reef Wikipedia page 

Video with collaborators from Oregon State University in English

Video with collaborators from Oregon State University with Spanish subtitles

Note published by our collaborators in Coral Reefs