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Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

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Longspine squirrelfish

Using internationally accepted climate change predictions and (research) reports, DCNA defined impacts both above and below water for all six Dutch Caribbean islands. They stress the need for immediate action to build resilience..


Continue reading 26 August 2020   9 mnd oud
Zeeschildpad

A recent study worked to quantify seagrass’ ability to minimize erosion in shallow water of Lac Bay, Bonaire. It also examined how intensive grazing can drastically affect seagrass’ ability to stabilize sediment. This research..


Continue reading 18 August 2020   10 mnd oud

A new study will examine the genetic connectivity of corals located around the ABC islands. The goal is to find a link between the spatial arrangement of hard coral species to connectivity and population structure between the..


Continue reading 03 August 2020   10 mnd oud
Mark Vermeij

CARMABI has released its annual coral spawning prediction calendar for the south Caribbean. This calendar plays a central role in studying the reproduction of Caribbean corals and guiding coral restoration efforts for the..


Continue reading 13 July 2020   11 mnd oud
Green turtle. Groene zeeschildpad

Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) recently published their 2019 annual report. Last year marked an important year as new research provided insight into local green and hawksbill turtle populations. Understanding annual shifts..


Continue reading 24 June 2020   11 mnd oud

A study by researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam shows that the invasive plant coralita and urban development have led to large, distinct changes in insect and spider communities on Sint Eustatius. Hence, coralita is..


Continue reading 17 June 2020   1 jaar oud

New research describes a unique species of iguana for the islands of Saba and Montserrat. The painted black iguana, with its distinct black coloration, is an endemic species to these islands and must be recognized as such to help..


Continue reading 02 June 2020   1 jaar oud
Caulerpa macrophysa, a common green algal species of Bonaire. This algae forms mats tightly attached to rocks and corals, often in the intertidal or shallow areas

The 2019 Naturalis Biodiversity Center and ANEMOON Foundation expeditions worked, among other things, to catalog the wide variety of seaweeds off the coast of Bonaire. From this and previous reports, nearly 250 species were..


Continue reading 31 May 2020   1 jaar oud
Twee kleine kerstboomwormen (Spirobranchus polycerus) op golfbalkoraal (Favia fragum)

A series of recent surveys worked to highlight the important relationships between host corals, crabs and christmas tree worms. Studies were conducted off the coasts of Sint Eustatius, Curaçao and Bonaire. Understanding the..


Continue reading 19 May 2020   1 jaar oud
Lime Butterfly

The results of a four-year study, cataloging the butterfly species of St. Eustatius over the winter months of 2009-2012, have been published. This project also provided an update to species lists for the Dutch Caribbean islands of..


Continue reading 05 May 2020   1 jaar oud

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