The Marshall Islands is one of the most remote, and therefore pristine environments on this planet. Indies Trader has been monitoring coral health, including sample taking for NGO contracts in the atolls around the Marshall Islands for the past decade. A significant “coral bleaching” effect did hit vast parts of the entire Earth a few years ago – hitting Hawaii, Australia, Indonesia, and including the Marshalls. Bleaching comes from the coral not being able to survive a rapid increase in temperature, and has become increasingly common as the rapid temperature rise of climate change takes its toll. The oceans, and the coral are a bit like a canary in a coal mine, as they have lived in such pristine isolation for eons, and are only now seeing change on the world stage.