Publisher: Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)
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A joint experiment between WWF-Mexico and STINAPA Bonaire found that vegetables grown in soil enriched with sargassum had higher levels of arsenic and cadmium, heavy metals that can be toxic to humans and animals. Researchers warn..
A new study by researchers from the University of Texas and California Polytechnic State University documented herbivorous fishes feeding on fish fecal pellets off the coast of Bonaire. This has never been recorded in the..
Last week, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance hosted a sea urchin restoration workshop on Saba. This workshop helped 21 coral experts from the Caribbean region and more than 65 online attendants, to obtain a comprehensive view of..
Over the course of three visits in 2015, 2020 and 2021 on Sint Maarten land and freshwater mollusks were surveyed. Snails are important for a healthy soil and are an important food source for many species. Alarmingly, it has..
Two recently published studies document 35 new beetle species for the islands of Saba and Sint Eustatius. Even with these latest additions, it is still estimated that nearly three quarters of the beetle population is still..
Diadema sea urchins play a vital role in maintaining a balanced coral reef ecosystem and their restoration is essential to assist recovery of the degraded coral reefs around Saba and Sint Eustatius. A research by University of..
This year the Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) became the new tenant of an old power plant at the Fort Bay harbor of Saba. SCF is planning and searching for funds to convert it into a Marine Research Station. The facility will..
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..