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 …

Black tip reef shark. Image credit: Faris Algosaibi
Biodiversity

Caribbean conservationists at a meeting in Trinidad unhappy to find shark on the menu

At a recent regional seminar in Trinidad, conservationists were dismayed to be served what was apparently shark meat: In an unfortunate turn of events, several conservationists were allegedly served bake and shark at a recent seminar hosted by the US Embassy on Caribbean disaster management and preparedness at a Port …

Len Peters, turtle conservationist. Image via Points of Light
Biodiversity

Trinidad and Tobago turtle conservationist receives Commonwealth Point of Light award

Turtle conservationist Len Peters is the recipient of the first Commonwealth Points of Light award, in honour of his exceptional voluntary service protecting endangered turtle species: Len Peters, representing Trinidad and Tobago, is a turtle conservationist and chairman of the ‘Grande Riviere Nature Tour Guide Association’ who protects 20,000 turtle …

Energy

Event: Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference 2018

The 2018 Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference concluded yesterday (January 24) in Port of Spain. A leading Shell executive said that too much energy is wasted in T&T, and more consideration needs to be given to energy efficiency and use of renewable sources. In his feature address, Trinidad and Tobago …

Flying fish. Image credit: John Cobb.
Fisheries

Eastern Caribbean countries participate in project to manage shared flyingfish fishery

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading several countries in projects to support sustainable management of the Eastern Caribbean flyingfish fishery: Seven Caribbean countries are participating in a recently launched series of subprojects which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading under a sustainable management initiative for the …

International Atomic Energy Agency
Hazardous Substances and Waste

International Atomic Energy Agency building Caribbean capacity to manage radioactive sources

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in partnership with the US Department of Energy, has been providing guidance and support to six Caribbean countries to enable them to better manage radiation sources: Through an ongoing regional technical cooperation project, and in partnership with the United States Department of Energy (US …

Crested Oropendola. Image credit: Alistair Rae
Biodiversity

A birder’s guide to Trinidad

According to this article from Discover Trinidad and Tobago, it’s peak birding season in Trinidad right now: The island is blessed with nearly 500 recorded species — among the top 10 countries in the world for number of species per square mile. Peak birding season is November–May, but there’s lots …