Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)
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Aegires sublaevis, a rare nudibranch, was recently documented in Bonaire. This nudibranch has not been reported from anywhere else in the Caribbean, and this discovery showcases again the diversity – known and unknown – of the..
On October 22st, 2021, the first ever recorded Diadema sea urchins in the Caribbean were cultured on Saba. Diadema sea urchins are important grazers and can facilitate corals by reducing their competition with algae. By culturing..
A student at the University of Amsterdam and a staff researcher of Naturalis Biodiversity Center and University of Groningen recently published the first detailed report of hard corals digesting salps in the Caribbean. Three..
The red-bellied racer is a harmless snake species found only on the islands of Saba and St. Eustatius, which represent just 11 percent of the species’ original range. Little is known about the racer, which makes it an important..
New research from Wageningen University, University of Amsterdam and Florida International University highlighted the role herbivorous fish species play in staving off non-native seagrass invasions. A healthy and diverse fish..
Between October 25th and 28th, Bonaire’s Mangrove Maniacs hosted their first Mangrove Restoration Workshop for the Dutch Caribbean. The goal was to provide a platform for researchers, conservationists, park authorities and anyone..
The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) expressed its concern to the Dutch Government about the lack of attention to the impacts of climate change in the Caribbean Netherlands. The Dutch Caribbean islands expect to face very..
Researchers have crossbred elkhorn coral individuals from Florida and Puerto Rico with those of Curaçao using cryopreserved reproductive cells of elkhorn corals. It is an important first step towards creating more heat tolerant..
Coralita is an invasive plant species, that rapidly spreads across St. Eustatius. A recently published report highlighted the ability to use satellite imagery to systematically map Coralita’s distribution over the island. The..
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..