Barbados: An Island Of Coral

This Winter, TerraMar went to Barbados to connect the people here with the sea. Here's a photo journal of our travels.

Ever wonder what it’s like to live on a Coral island?

Somewhere in the middle of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean exists one such place: Barbados.

Wherever you look, from the island’s rocky East Coast, to the picture perfect white sand beaches of the West Coast, you’re reminded that corals are the center of life.

The white sands were created over thousands of years by Parrotfish, who break up corals as they eat algae off the island’s many reefs. And the rocky shores are a reminder of ancient reefs that have since risen from the sea.

The sea runs through the veins of these people.

As a famous man once said “All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea — whether it is to sail or to watch it — we are going back from whence we came.” – John F. Kennedy

This is why TerraMar was drawn here, like so many others are every year.

Photos: Brian Yurasits/The TerraMar Project

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You have the best job Brian! ;) PS: always include any/all videos you have!