New beetles discovered in the Dutch Caribbean — Repeating Islands

Two recently published studies document 35 new beetle species for the islands of Saba and St. Eustatius.  Even with these latest additions, it is still estimated that nearly three quarters of the beetle population is still unknown.  Beetles play a vital role in breaking down natural waste and keeping insects in check, both important roles […]

New beetles discovered in the Dutch Caribbean — Repeating Islands

Dominican Republic opens whale watching season 2022 — Repeating Islands

Dominican Today announced that the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has officially opened the humpback whale watching season for 2022, which runs from January 15 to March 31 in the Bay of Samaná and until April 15 at Banco de La Plata in Puerto Plata. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources officially began the […]

Dominican Republic opens whale watching season 2022 — Repeating Islands

Caribbean Fears Loss of “Keystone Species” to Climate Change — Repeating Islands

This article by Desmond Brown appeared in Inter-Press News. Here are some excerpts, with a link to the complete report below. A marine biologist has cautioned that the mass deaths of starfish along the United States west coast in recent months could also occur in the Caribbean region because of climate change, threatening the vital […]

Caribbean Fears Loss of “Keystone Species” to Climate Change — Repeating Islands

Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ without protection — Repeating Islands

Jessica Aldred (The Guardian) writes about a major report that explains how loss of grazing fish due to pollution and overfishing is a key driver of region’s coral decline. The report warns that most Caribbean coral reefs will disappear within the next 20 years unless action is taken to protect them, primarily due to the […]

Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ without protection — Repeating Islands

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change — Repeating Islands

New research from the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming. “We are seeing alterations to local reef fish populations due to warming ocean temperatures, particularly in those Caribbean countries that are […]

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change — Repeating Islands

Success of conservation efforts for important Caribbean Reef fish hinges on climate change — Repeating Islands

A report from Science Codex. For more than 20 years, conservationists have been working to protect one of the most recognizable reef fish in the Caribbean, the endangered and iconic Nassau grouper, and thanks to those efforts, populations of this critical reef fish have stabilized in some areas. But in a new paper, published in the […]

Success of conservation efforts for important Caribbean Reef fish hinges on climate change — Repeating Islands

Dominican Republic opens whale watching season 2022 — Repeating Islands

Dominican Today announced that the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has officially opened the humpback whale watching season for 2022, which runs from January 15 to March 31 in the Bay of Samaná and until April 15 at Banco de La Plata in Puerto Plata. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources officially began the […]

Dominican Republic opens whale watching season 2022 — Repeating Islands

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

DCNA Nature reports on valuable research on sharks that has been taking place in the Dutch Caribbean. The research focused on tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and the endangered Caribbean reef sharks along the Saba Bank. During the week of April 11, 2021, members from the Nature Foundation St. Maarten, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), […]

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

Saving The Caribbean’s Sharks — Repeating Islands

A report from the Curaçao Chronicle. Saving the Caribbean’s Sharks – demystifying sharks & solving the secret of the Dutch Caribbean’s Sharks. As recently as ten years ago, sharks, the apex predator of marine ecosystems, where abundant in Caribbean coastal waters.  Over the past several years however, shark encounters while scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing have […]

Saving The Caribbean’s Sharks — Repeating Islands

Giving Cuban Manatees a Fighting Chance — Repeating Islands

Most Floridians see manatees as cute, roly-poly animals that hang out in crowded springs and get too close to boats. Travel south a bit – to Cuba – and their plight is very different. There, the animals often end up as somebody’s dinner. WUSF recently traveled with a Sarasota-based conservation group  to the island, where […]

Giving Cuban Manatees a Fighting Chance — Repeating Islands