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

Saving one of the world’s rarest toads from extinction — Repeating Islands

BBC News shares a video about the has been successfully bred in captivity in the UK for the first time outside its native Panama. To do this, the scientists have reproduced the exact conditions of this tropical frog, from the water depth and temperature to the exact vegetation found in Panama. The video is by […]

Saving one of the world’s rarest toads from extinction — Repeating Islands

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

A report from the Center for Biological Diversity. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced two proposed rules today to designate more than 6,000 square miles of critical habitat protections for 12 threatened coral species off Florida, in the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. The rules were prompted by a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, which sued […]

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

Scientists Are Trying to Save This Seahorse Paradise in the Bahamas — Repeating Islands

[Many thanks to Holly Bynoe for bringing this item to our attention.] Joshua Rapp Learn writes that researchers are rushing to save a Bahamian pond—Sweetings Pond—that is critical to the understanding of seahorse ecology and their evolution. For full article, see Discover Magazine. The first time biologist Heather Masonjones heard about the seahorses on Eleuthera […]

Scientists Are Trying to Save This Seahorse Paradise in the Bahamas — Repeating Islands

Parrot Sanctuary & DoE celebrate recovery of 24 Cayman Parrots — Repeating Islands

Daphne Ewing Chow (Loop Cayman) writes about the successful rehabilitation of Grand Cayman Parrots through the joint efforts of the Cayman Islands Department of the Environment (DoE) and the Cayman Parrot Sanctuary. At the end of 2020, the Cayman Islands Department of the Environment (DoE) and the Cayman Parrot Sanctuary celebrated their 10th successful rehabilitation […]

Parrot Sanctuary & DoE celebrate recovery of 24 Cayman Parrots — Repeating Islands

Manatees Expand Their Habitat in Costa Rica — Repeating Islands

Located in the northern Caribbean region of Costa Rica, the Tortuguero National Park is home to one of the most docile, timid and elusive aquatic mammals. Trichechus manatus, also known asAntillean sea cows or manatees, once sought refuge exclusively in the canals of Tortuguero, but decades of protection have encouraged them to swim north to Barra […]

Manatees Expand Their Habitat in Costa Rica — Repeating Islands

By Land or Sea: How Did Mammals Get to the Caribbean Islands? — Repeating Islands

A multidisciplinary team is jointly investigating mammal evolution and subduction dynamics to unravel how flightless land mammals migrated to the Greater Antilles and other Caribbean islands. A report by Philippe Münch, Pierre-Olivier Antoine, and Boris Marcaillou  for Eos. This work is dedicated to the memory of Gilles Merzeraud, who passed away on 30 October 2020. As a […]

By Land or Sea: How Did Mammals Get to the Caribbean Islands? — Repeating Islands

Land flatworms are invading the West Indies — Repeating Islands

A report by Jean-Lou Justine and Hugh Jones for Phys Org. In 2013, an inhabitant of Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, found a land flatworm in his garden and had the good idea to send the photograph to a network of naturalists. We then launched a citizen science survey in France to learn more—and we were not disappointed. More than 10 species […]

Land flatworms are invading the West Indies — Repeating Islands