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Weekend photos: peacock flounders

Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of the eyes recognizes the pattern of its surroundings. If this eye is covered by sand, the peacock flounder can’t camouflage itself. (Via) These photos, both taken by Michael Buchanan, were entries in the first international […]

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Winners announced in the first international Dutch Caribbean Nature Photo Competition

Overall winner of the first International Dutch Caribbean Nature Photo Contest, © Richard Stanage

The above photo, taken by Richard Stanage, was adjudged the overall winner of the first International Dutch Caribbean Nature Photo Contest, which was organized by the Saba Conservation Foundation and the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA). See more of the other beautiful photos that were entered in the competition at the DCNA website.

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St. Maarten: Paradise in Peril

St. Maarten: Paradise in Peril

Sint Maarten is at the crucial point of destroying the last of what draws crowds of dollar-touting tourists to this once-pristine Caribbean island. By Patrick Holian.

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Green Antilles interview: Jadira Veen of the Sint Maarten PRIDE foundation

Jadira Veen of Sint Maarten PRIDE foundation at Belair Beach, St. Maarten

It is my pleasure to present the first Green Antilles interview. Jadira Veen is co-founder and President of the Sint Maarten PRIDE foundation, a non-profit environmental organisation. She spoke to Green Antilles about her work, what inspires her, and her hopes for a greener Sint Maarten and a greener Caribbean. Green Antilles: First, please introduce […]

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The challenges and successes of greening a Caribbean regatta

St Maarten Heineken Regatta

Sailors for the Sea reports on what the organizers of the recently held St. Maarten Heineken Regatta have been doing to make the Regatta cleaner and greener: [T]he best part of [the event] for us at Sailors for the Sea has been watching the regatta step up their Clean Regattas certification to the Silver level […]

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Testing continues to assess prevalence of ciguatera toxin in lionfish in the Caribbean

News from Cayman about a project to evaluate the risk of ciguatera poisoning associated with lionfish consumption: A study to determine if Cayman’s lionfish carry the toxin that causes ciguatera poisoning is under way, but so far there have been no reports of humans contracting the illness from eating the invasive species. Researcher Bill Davin, […]

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More data emerges about ciguatera toxin in lionfish

More news has come to light to suggest that it may not be a good idea to fight the Caribbean lionfish invasion by eating the critters. The St. Maarten Nature Foundation warns of lionfish-related ciguatera risk: The Nature Foundation is recommending that the Invasive Lionfish not be eaten or consumed based on a recently concluded […]

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Reef Checking in St. Maarten

Ten new volunteers have been trained to conduct Reef Checks in St. Maarten: On November 5th and 6th a group of ten volunteers attended a Reef Check training course held by the St. Maarten Nature Foundation. Reef Check is a coral reef research method designed to be both simple yet effective in researching the health […]

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St. Maarten Nature Foundation starts night patrols to fight shark poaching

The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is taking steps to make sure that people comply with the new ban on shark fishing: The Nature Foundation [has] issued a press release about people who are trophy hunting the resident shark population within the Man of War Shoal Marine Park and subsequently killing them. … “Sharks have a […]

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New York Times covers sargassum seaweed invasion of the Caribbean

Sargassum seaweed on a beach on the East Coast of Barbados

The New York Times has published an article about the masses of seaweed that have been washing up on Caribbean beaches: Aa invasion of seaweed that is extraordinary in volume and geographic scope has been besieging the eastern Caribbean since June, sending resorts and government agencies from Anguilla in the north to Tobago in the […]

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Can the Caribbean survive climate induced impacts?

The UN Climate Change Conference 2012 is being held in Quatar this week. Caribbean 360 reports on concerns of survivability […]

Green Antilles interview: Salome Buglass, Masters student at UBC, asks Have Tobago’s corals survived mass bleaching?

It is my joy to present the second Green Antilles interview. Salome Buglass is a Master’s student at the University […]

World Ocean Assessment workshop for the Caribbean

On November 13-15, a World Ocean Assessment Workshop was held for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The Workshop for […]

Economic impact assessment of recreational fishing in the Caribbean

Recreational fisheries are prevalent in most Caribbean islands, though to date, the socio-economic characteristics of this sector are poorly studied. […]

Weekend photos: peacock flounders

Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of […]