Tuna. Image: Bart via Flickr
Fisheries

Project launched to test mercury levels in fish in the Caribbean

The Basel Convention Regional Centre for the Caribbean will son be starting to project to test the levels of mercury in fish in the region: Trinidad and Tobago is one of several Caribbean countries that will soon be participating in a biomonitoring project to evaluate mercury levels in fish regularly …

Caribbean Aerial Mapping Imagery. Photo: Marjo Aho via the Nature Conservancy
Biodiversity

Nature Conservancy and partners launch project to create aerial maps of Caribbean coral reefs

The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean will be working with several partners to create the first high-resolution map of the shallow waters of the entire Caribbean basin: Groundbreaking photos of this innovative mission were released this morning, showcasing the revolutionary technology. The goal of this initative, the likes of which …

Reef and fish. Image: Jeff Mitton
Climate Change

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change

Science Daily reports on a new study about how bigger, healthier reefs can help protect the Caribbean’s fisheries from the impacts of ocean warming due to climate change: New research from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef …

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Germany’s new Ambassador to CARICOM, His Excellency Holger Michael. Image via CARICOM Today
Oceans

Germany to provide financing for marine protection in the Caribbean

The Federal Government of Germany continues to contribute to marine conservation in the Caribbean. From CARICOM Today: Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Germany’s new Ambassador to CARICOM, His Excellency Holger Michael, signed an agreement totalling 25,700,000 euros on Monday for a Sustainable Financing Mechanism for …

Oceans

Video: Deep sea wonders of the Caribbean

Deep Sea Wonders of the Caribbean is a five-part video series that promotes awareness of the Caribbean’s deep oceans. It features footage from an expedition by the E/V Nautilus, which was led by the renowned Professor Robert Ballard. The project which was conceptualised by marine biologist, Dr. Judith Gobin who …

Coconut tree. Image credit: Helen Garfield
Agriculture

New coconut water standard coming for Caribbean producers

As the Caribbean coconut industry continues to grow, the Caribbean Community Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) will be developing new standards for coconut water production: Vendors and other stakeholders in the coconut industry in the Caribbean will soon have to adhere to an improved set of guidelines, under …

Brown Pelican. Image: Spike Stapert via BirdsCaribbean.
Biodiversity

Results of the 2018 Caribbean Waterbird Census are a “mixed picture”

The results of the 2018 Caribbean Waterbird Census are in, and the reports from some islands were discouraging, there were also a few bright spots: Every year, intrepid BirdsCaribbean partners and volunteer citizen scientists put on their water boots and go out to count those birds that frequent our rivers, …