Three marine ecosystems can be found in this serene bay – coral reefs, mangroves and sea grass beds – each with their respective crucial roles in supporting life found both on land and in the water
Recognition of these important ecosystem functions and the myriad of life within them create purpose for MERC. Coral restoration work aims directly at improving the conditions of the reefs. Giant clam propagation aims to return these species to the environment, in turn improving the conditions of the underwater world. Environmental education teaches the uninformed about these functions in hopes to increase support for the plight of these ecosystems.