Nature reports

Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

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Lady beetle (Cycloneda sanguinea)

Last December, a beetle catalogue for the Dutch Caribbean was published. This voluminous paper provides the first critical review of the beetle species reported for the islands. Only about a fifth of the species which are likely..

Continue reading 04 August 2021   2 jaar oud
Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Bonaire might have been on lockdown in 2020, but that didn’t keep Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire from working hard. Their recently published annual report highlights the latest news concerning sea turtle conservation for the..

Continue reading 02 August 2021   2 jaar oud
Bleached coral

A recent report released by STINAPA notes the occurrence of coral bleaching on Bonaire between 2016 and 2020. During this study, coral bleaching was detected every year, highlighting the need for continuous monitoring and..

Continue reading 31 July 2021   2 jaar oud
Tiger shark

Starting 1 August 2021, a team of researchers will spend a week on the Saba Bank, investigating the life-cycle of tiger sharks. The researchers will study the migration routes, and investigate where and when tiger sharks breed. In..

Continue reading 28 July 2021   2 jaar oud
Humpback whale

A new study from the Aeres University of Applied Sciences combined expert knowledge and an analysis of historical data concerning whale ship strikes. The goal was to provide a list of recommendations to avoid future collisions. As..

Continue reading 25 July 2021   2 jaar oud
Green sea turtle

Seagrasses are marine flowering plants that can reproduce both sexually (flowering) and asexually (clones). Sexual reproduction increases genetic diversity, resilience and dispersal success of seagrasses. A recent study discovered..

Continue reading 21 July 2021   2 jaar oud
Ant (Leptogenys pubiceps)

Between 2015 and 2020, researchers from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center updated the local ant species lists for the Dutch Caribbean. A large number of new species was documented, including 40 new species on Saba and 32 new..

Continue reading 19 July 2021   2 jaar oud

In 1983, when the second edition of ‘Birds of The Netherlands Antilles’ by Dr. K.H. Voous was published, the number of birds recorded on Bonaire stood at 181. Since then, this number has grown steadily to 237, averaging three new..

Continue reading 15 July 2021   2 jaar oud
The common Caribbean coral Porites astreoides was found on both the artificial and natural reef.

Manmade structures such as seawalls, breakwaters, and jetties are increasing in frequency in marine coastal environments. Overtime, these structures are unintentionally recruiting marine life such as corals, resulting in the..

Continue reading 04 July 2021   3 jaar oud

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) and Beneath the Waves (BTW) have launched the Caribbean Shark Coalition (CSC). It is an innovative, new platform to bring key stakeholders, researchers, governments and funders together..

Continue reading 24 May 2021   3 jaar oud