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

Sharks almost gone from many reefs around the world — Nya Sustainability

A massive global study of the world’s reefs has found sharks are ‘functionally extinct’ on nearly one in five of the reefs surveyed. Professor Colin Simpfendorfer from James Cook University in Australia was one of the scientists who took part in the study, published today in Nature by the Global FinPrint organisation. He said of the 371 […]

Sharks almost gone from many reefs around the world — Nya Sustainability

Megalodon’s hugeness was ‘off-the-scale’ — even for a shark — Nya Sustainability

Megalodon was the most massive shark that ever lived, and its gargantuan girth was highly unusual even among sharks, scientists recently discovered.  In fact, Megalodon’s gigantism — it’s estimated to have measured up to 50 feet (15 meters) in length, about as long as a bowling lane — was “off-the-scale,” researchers wrote in a new study. […]

Megalodon’s hugeness was ‘off-the-scale’ — even for a shark — Nya Sustainability

World’s fastest shark speeding toward extinction — Nya Sustainability

The world’s fastest shark may be swimming towards disaster after a major fisheries body failed to address continued overfishing of the highly vulnerable species, conservationists have warned. The shortfin mako – which can reach speeds of up to 43mph – is fished worldwide but is not subject to any international fishing quotas. It is considered exceptionally vulnerable […]

World’s fastest shark speeding toward extinction — Nya Sustainability

Climate change is making it dangerous to eat fish — Nya Sustainability

It may not be a cataclysmic turning point in the climate crisis, but global warming has officially come for your fish. According to a new study published in the journal Nature in August, higher ocean temperatures are causing the mercury content of certain fish to increase despite regulations aimed at reducing the amount of the heavy metal […]

Climate change is making it dangerous to eat fish — Nya Sustainability

The Arctic might be emitting billions of tons of carbon, proving climate scientists’ worst fears — Nya Sustainability

The report concludes that permafrost ecosystems could be releasing as much as 1.1 to 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year — almost as much as the 2018 annual emissions of Japan and Russia, respectively The Arctic is undergoing a profound, rapid and unmitigated shift into a new climate state, one that is greener, […]

The Arctic might be emitting billions of tons of carbon, proving climate scientists’ worst fears — Nya Sustainability

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

In St. Maarten, Online Application Launched to Monitor Lionfish — Repeating Islands

St. Maarten’s Nature Foundation urges all ocean users and the community in general to start recording their sighting of the dangerous and invasive lionfish online at http://www.lionfishcontrol.org. This is a means of monitoring and controlling this species. A new web-based and mobile-device-friendly application developed by Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance has recently been updated and expanded to […]

In St. Maarten, Online Application Launched to Monitor Lionfish — Repeating Islands