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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   10 uur 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   2 wkn oud
ontmoeting mantarog lead

DCNA is partnering with the Caribbean Islands Manta Conservation Program, an affiliate project of the Manta Trust, and Observation.org to track local manta rays and devil rays within the Dutch Caribbean. When citizen scientists..


Continue reading 03 April 2021   1 maand oud

In a Dutch marine lab the sea urchin Diadema antillarum has been cultivated. This sea urchin eats algae and is therefore important to help restore the coral reefs around Saba and Sint Eustatius (Caribbean Netherlands). The first..


Continue reading 31 March 2021   1 maand oud

Informational material for regulations outlined in the Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of wild flora and fauna (known as the CITES) has been developed for residents and tourists on Bonaire, Saba, and St...


Continue reading 24 March 2021   1 maand oud
Sabal antillensis lead

An update to a 40-year-old Sabal palm survey for the islands of Bonaire and Curaçao highlighted the striking differences between the two islands. Through active park management, Curaçao has seen over more than a three-fold..


Continue reading 19 March 2021   1 maand oud

Healthy mangroves act as carbon sinks, storing a variety of greenhouse gases. When mangroves degrade they lose this ability, but to what extend is still unknown. A 2019 study of Bonaire’s mangroves worked to analyze the..


Continue reading 07 March 2021   2 mnd 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   3 mnd oud
Rifhaai

Alarmingly high levels of twelve heavy metals, including mercury, have been found in the muscle tissues of large reef sharks and tiger sharks in The Bahamas. These new findings, published earlier this year in Scientific Reports,..


Continue reading 30 January 2021   3 mnd oud

Mainly since the sixties has the green iguana continuously expanded its nonnative range, especially throughout the Greater Caribbean region, and despite repeated warning for its consequences. Now scientists and conservationists..


Continue reading 05 January 2021   4 mnd oud

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