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During the week of April 11, multiple ‘scientific firsts’ were conducted as part of the 'Shark Shakedown' project. Researchers tagged eleven sharks, including for the first time a female pregnant tiger shark and endangered..


Continue reading 07 May 2021   1 maand oud

During the week of April 11, members from the NFSXM, the DCNA, the SCF, and Beneath the Waves conduct shark research in the territorial waters of Sint Maarten. The goal of the week-long project is to gather data on sharks in Sint..


Continue reading 18 April 2021   1 maand oud

DCNA, through the support of WWF-NL, will be investigating the lifecycle and abundance of large migratory sharks in the North Eastern Caribbean. As a result of two recent incidents there are speculations that the number of sharks..


Continue reading 03 February 2021   4 mnd oud
Tagged tiger shark during the DCNA's Save Our Sharks expedition in 2016

An international expedition for shark research to the Saba Bank is taking place from July 15 to July 25. The main goal is to gain insight in the role of the Saba Bank in the life cycle of different shark species, in order to..


Continue reading 19 July 2019   1 jaar oud

Residents and businesses of St. Maarten are being urged to abandon the use of single-use, non-biodegradable plastics to help creating a cleaner and greener St. Maarten. The health of the island’s biodiversity and economy is..


Continue reading 10 April 2019   2 jaar oud

Sint Maarten is the first Dutch Caribbean island where the new coral disease ‘Stony Coral Tissue Loss disease’ has recently been discovered. Between 50 and 90 percent of Sint Maarten’s stony coral has either been infected or has..


Continue reading 14 March 2019   2 jaar oud

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