Whether this oil leakage is from Clifton Pier, or from a ship illegally dumping its' bilge, there is no doubt that the fragile coral reef patches growing beneath the crystal clear waters, a spectacular sight for any first timer or habitual vacationer of The Bahamas, are affected. Nassau's best reef systems are found off Southwest Nassau and, I personally know them to be beautiful, clean, kelidoscope-coloured reefs. Preserving coral reefs, and making sure oil spills do not happen is of the utmost importance. Not only to the fragile marine environment and mangrove forests, but also to the tourist industry that dominates The Bahamian economy.
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