Nature reports

Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)

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A brain coral with Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease is a highly infectious coral disease that has spread rapidly throughout the Caribbean region in recent years. First reported in Florida in 2014, this disease affects more than 20 species of stony..

Continue reading 26 April 2023   11 mnd oud
Queen conch. Kroonslak. Strombus gigas

Queen conches are facing immense pressure leading to a dramatic decrease in their populations.  Luckily, a new project, started at the Curaçao Sea Aquarium in 2020, will explore ways to reduce mortality rates and develop new..

Continue reading 16 April 2023   1 jaar oud
Redband Parrotfish (Sparisoma aurofrenatum)

Parrotfish are more than just a pretty face. The average parrotfish spends up to 90 percent of its day cleaning the coral reefs. Their sharp beaks allow them to easily scrape algae off corals and rocks, essential for keeping the..

Continue reading 06 April 2023   1 jaar oud
boa constrictor

Likely introduced via the exotic pet industry, boa constrictors have had an island-wide population on Aruba since 2005. The impact of boa constrictors on Aruba has led to the implementation of control measures, including removal..

Continue reading 31 March 2023   1 jaar oud

Coralita is an ornamental plant that was introduced to several Caribbean islands and has quickly found its way to the top of the invasive species lists for the Dutch Caribbean. Its fast-growing vines smother and outcompete native..

Continue reading 17 March 2023   1 jaar oud
Black mangroves.

Mangroves create new land by slowly packing sediment within their roots, but too much sediment can lead to dieback. Researchers from Wageningen University and Research analyzed the potential erosion rates in the catchment area of..

Continue reading 06 March 2023   1 jaar oud
Boa constrictor

More than 210 invasive alien species have been documented wild in the in the Dutch Caribbean. These species can have major ecological effects by decimating native flora or fauna. They can also cause large economic losses and..

Continue reading 19 February 2023   1 jaar oud

Have you ever wondered what kind of species you see around you? A beautiful lizard, flower, or sea turtle? You can now easily check by taking a photo with your smartphone and uploading it on to the ObsIdentify app for..

Continue reading 06 February 2023   1 jaar oud
Least Gecko (Sphaerodactylus sputator)

This week, the Least Gecko was recorded on Saba for the first time in sixty years. Identified by researchers from the University of California Davis and the California Academy of Sciences, these sightings serve as the first..

Continue reading 04 February 2023   1 jaar oud
Queen conch.

The Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute, partnering with the Queen Conch Lab at the Florida Atlantic University is exploring the impacts of shifting seagrass species composition on local conch populations. Queen conch depends..

Continue reading 03 February 2023   1 jaar oud