I was shocked when I saw this. When I was little (about 8 yrs old) I visited St. John in the US Virgin Islands and went snorkling. I was amazed at the coral and all the beautiful fish. Sadly, a couple years ago I went back to the same place and found absolutly nothing. No coral, only sand. No beautiful fish, only little silver fish. This mad me very upset. This christmas I will be returning to St. John and am interested to see what it is like then. I'm afraid that the increase in tourism has greatly affected the reefs in the Carribbean.