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Morphotypes of Tubastraea on the platform's submerged sections, March 2017.

Coral ecosystems are susceptible to invasive species, that can wreak havoc on the balanced communities. Such species can be transported unintentionally by marine structures, as is demonstrated by research on a platform which was..


Continue reading 09 April 2024   2 mnd oud
New Guinean land flatworm (Platydemus manokwari) on Bonaire.

During the relay expedition of Naturalis and STINAPA on Bonaire, the invasive New Guinea flatworm was found in two places. That’s bad news, because it has been listed among the top 100 of the world’s worst invasive alien species..


Continue reading 20 January 2024   4 mnd oud
Tilapia

Tilapia, a freshwater fish originally from Africa, introduced to the islands of Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten, has managed to rapidly reproduce and dominate the local fresh and brackish water habitats on the islands. These fish..


Continue reading 24 June 2023   11 mnd oud
green iguana (bijgesneden)

Florida is a hotspot for non-native species including many reptiles, which are spreading unchecked to the Caribbean. The Peters’s rock agama, a lizard native to sub-Saharan Africa, is among the latest species to spread from..


Continue reading 13 June 2023   11 mnd oud
Neem Tree

The neem tree is an invasive species that was introduced to the Caribbean in the early 1900s. Originally from India, this tree was brought over for its medicinal, pesticidal and ornamental properties. Locals soon realized this..


Continue reading 13 May 2023   1 jaar oud
boa constrictor

Likely introduced via the exotic pet industry, boa constrictors have had an island-wide population on Aruba since 2005. The impact of boa constrictors on Aruba has led to the implementation of control measures, including removal..


Continue reading 31 March 2023   1 jaar oud
Sabaanse Volwassen leguaan liggend op een rots op Saba (eenmalig exclusief gebruik WUR)

Research of Wageningen University & Research has identified a recent incursion of non-native iguanas on Saba, which form a major threat to the endemic melanistic iguana population. A promising study shows a new methodology with..


Continue reading 28 March 2023   1 jaar oud
Coralita

Coralita is an ornamental plant that was introduced to several Caribbean islands and has quickly found its way to the top of the invasive species lists for the Dutch Caribbean. Its fast-growing vines smother and outcompete native..


Continue reading 17 March 2023   1 jaar oud
Onderzoek naar leefgebied inheemse kwal in Caribisch gebied

Researchers from Wageningen University & Research and the University of Amsterdam report on a fascinating case of competition between an animal and an invasive pIant. In tropical ecosystems, photosynthesizing organisms are..


Continue reading 20 February 2023   1 jaar oud
Boa constrictor

More than 210 invasive alien species have been documented wild in the in the Dutch Caribbean. These species can have major ecological effects by decimating native flora or fauna. They can also cause large economic losses and..


Continue reading 19 February 2023   1 jaar oud

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