Publisher: Wageningen Marine Research
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Wageningen Marine Research and the Saba Bank Management Unit (SMBU) recently published an evaluation of the effectiveness of the seasonal fishing bans within Moonfish Bank based on the first five years of fish catch data. These..
Since 2011, noise loggers have been collecting acoustic data of marine mammals, fish and man-made noises within Saba Bank. This project, a collaborate effort between Wageningen Marine Research and the Saba Conservation Foundation,..
Diadema sea-urchins play a vital role in maintaining a balanced coral reef ecosystem by grazing away algae and creating bare substrate for coral recruitment. The RAAK PRO Diadema project aims to develop interventions to improve..
A new study compared the effectiveness of three popular artificial reefs to increase fish densities around Saba and St Eustatius. The researchers found that a complex internal structure, that provides more shelter availability,..
Wageningen Marine Research reported ten reef-associated shark species in the Dutch Caribbean in a recent published study commissioned by DCNA. The most common species are the nurse shark and the Caribbean reef shark. Overall, more..
A seagrass species from the Red Sea is outcompeting the native seagrass species in the Caribbean, where the green sea turtle lives. These iconic turtles are seeing their grazing areas decline, because they have little interest in..
About 15% of harbour porpoises found dead on beaches in the Netherlands has ingested plastic in the stomach. This is shown in a recent publication by Wageningen Marine Research and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Utrecht..
A large-scale international survey of whales, dolphins and porpoises in European Atlantic waters has estimated a total of more than 1.5 million cetaceans in the area in summer 2016. That has become clear after SCANS III, the third..
Plastic marine litter, both industrial granules and consumer wastes decline slowly but with certainty. For some years, this tendency was already present. Now, the addition of the data of monitoring year 2015 to the time series of..
This week, a group of eight researchers from five European countries is together for a special meeting in Le Touquet, France, to prepare a survey to assess the abundance and distribution of cetaceans in the European North Sea and..