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Sick and dying sea urchins

Since February 2022 there have been reports of long-spined sea urchin die off from a number of islands in the Caribbean, including St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Saba and Curaçao. It is feared there will be a massive die-off event of..


Continue reading 06 July 2022   5 mnd oud
Healthy coral reef dominated by corals and calcifying algae

Coral reefs host a complex underwater metropole of organisms living by their own day and night rhythms. A new study by Benjamin Mueller and colleagues shows that the nighttime activity of one reef inhabitant, the turf algae, might..


Continue reading 05 July 2022   5 mnd oud
Red mangrove propagules

Since 2020, the Mangrove Maniacs have planted over 1500 mangroves along the southwest coast of Bonaire. A new collaborative project with Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences monitored and mapped these newly planted..


Continue reading 04 July 2022   5 mnd oud
Hawksbill sea turtle.

Each year, hawksbill and green turtles, and sometimes even leatherback turtles, come to the beaches of St. Eustatius to lay their eggs. New protocols, developed by two research students from Van Hall Larenstein University of..


Continue reading 26 June 2022   5 mnd oud
Boot met TreeReef-bomen

In the past century, many reefs in the Wadden Sea and North Sea have disappeared. Reefs are very important for fish because they can hide there. Therefore, we need to restore reefs, but how to do that? NIOZ is starting a study..


Continue reading 18 June 2022   5 mnd oud
Sargassum influx

A joint experiment between WWF-Mexico and STINAPA Bonaire found that vegetables grown in soil enriched with sargassum had higher levels of arsenic and cadmium, heavy metals that can be toxic to humans and animals. Researchers warn..


Continue reading 15 June 2022   5 mnd oud

64 million square kilometres – 44 percent of Earth’s land area – require conservation to safeguard biodiversity. This is revealed in a new research led by biologists of the University of Amsterdam, that was published on June 3rd..


Continue reading 07 June 2022   6 mnd oud
Ven in Grenspark Kalmthoutse Heide in Noord-Brabant

Imagine that you are sitting on the shore of a lake on a warm and sunny day. You just bought an ice cream and are enjoying it with your feet in the water. And then, whoops, the scoop drops from the cone into the water. The scoop..


Continue reading 18 May 2022   6 mnd oud
School of ocean surgeonfish

A new study by researchers from the University of Texas and California Polytechnic State University documented herbivorous fishes feeding on fish fecal pellets off the coast of Bonaire. This has never been recorded in the..


Continue reading 16 May 2022   6 mnd oud
Spitssnuitdolfijn

An international team of biologists has successfully used biologgers to reveal insights into the lifestyle and hunting behaviour of the little-known species Sowerby’s beaked whale. The team’s first results show that these dolphins..


Continue reading 13 May 2022   6 mnd oud

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