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Coral Reef

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam and CARMABI Foundation implemented 3D reef surveying techniques to improve representation of species found within hidden cavities previously overlooked by 2D methods. Twelve sites along..


Continue reading 30 September 2021   2 wkn oud
Sint Maarten

A new vegetation map produced by CARMABI and Wageningen University & Research shows a 25 percent decrease in overall vegetation cover of the Dutch side of St. Maarten since 1956. Results show that this loss can be attributed to..


Continue reading 03 September 2021   1 maand oud
Minke Whale

A new collaborative study provides new insight into how two minke whale species utilise the Caribbean and neighboring Atlantic waters throughout their life cycle. The findings add further conservation value and significance to the..


Continue reading 26 August 2021   1 maand oud
Salt Pier Bonaire

University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein and Wageningen University and Research recently conducted a comparative study of artificial reefs within the Caribbean. This study provides new insights into the impacts of these..


Continue reading 20 August 2021   1 maand oud
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 mnd 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 mnd 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 mnd 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 mnd 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 mnd 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 mnd oud

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