Nature reports

Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

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Fish species found using FARMS.

A collaborative study, led by the University of Texas at Austin, deployed 102 specialized fish monitoring structures across six locations, including the deep reefs of Curacao.  The goal of this study was to identify a standardized..

Continue reading 29 July 2023   6 mnd oud

A new study led by Wageningen University and Research investigates the swimming and settlement behavior of coral and oyster larvae. Understanding what factors facilitate larvae settlement will guide future conservation efforts to..

Continue reading 22 July 2023   6 mnd oud

Rats have become a significant issue for the Dutch Caribbean islands. In addition to being disease vectors, these island invaders can also dramatically upset the delicate ecological balance on the islands by devouring bird eggs,..

Continue reading 08 July 2023   7 mnd oud
Water hyacinth.

A free floating aquatic plant, water hyacinth, is becoming a significant issue for the islands of Aruba and Curaçao. This plant can negatively impact ecosystems by obstructing sunlight, depleting oxygen levels, disrupting water..

Continue reading 29 June 2023   7 mnd oud

Tilapia, a freshwater fish originally from Africa, introduced to the islands of Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten, has managed to rapidly reproduce and dominate the local fresh and brackish water habitats on the islands. These fish..

Continue reading 24 June 2023   7 mnd oud

Many divers have promoted feeding the lionfish to eels and sharks in the Dutch Caribbean as a way to entice these species to start hunting for these invasive fish independently.  Unfortunately, training these predatory fish to..

Continue reading 09 June 2023   8 mnd oud
Hammerhead shark

Hammerhead sharks play an important role in maintaining healthy oceans, which is important for the fisheries and the economy of the Caribbean islands. Later this year, the Dutch and French governments will officially propose that..

Continue reading 31 May 2023   8 mnd oud

Recently, 'Turning the Tide' started, a large nature restoration project for the mangrove forests and coral reefs in Aruba. It is a collaboration between Wageningen University & Research and the Aruban partners NGO Fundacion Parke..

Continue reading 26 May 2023   8 mnd oud
sharpnose pufferfish

Over the past few weeks, Bonaire and Curacao have witnessed a large number of sharp-nose puffers washing ashore. Interestingly, this die off seems to mirror a 2017 event of the same species near Costa Rica. This die off is not..

Continue reading 21 May 2023   9 mnd oud
Neem Tree

The neem tree is an invasive species that was introduced to the Caribbean in the early 1900s. Originally from India, this tree was brought over for its medicinal, pesticidal and ornamental properties. Locals soon realized this..

Continue reading 13 May 2023   9 mnd oud