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    Buck Island Reef

    National Monument Virgin Islands

Buck Island Reef National Monument: Watch 'Caribbean Gem'

Welcome to Buck Island!  Before you come please watch our 2014 Telly Award winning film 'Caribbean Gem.' Watching this will catch you up on 50+ years of National Park Service protection and civic engagement. Learn what we do every day to preserve this resource for Virgin Islanders and Visitors alike.

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Did You Know?

Healthy symmetrical brain coral (

Coral reefs are complex colonies of individual animals called polyps. These produce carbonate skeletons cemented together by blue-green algae, resulting in massive but surprisingly fragile formations.