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You Shall Not Pass: Narrow Ocean Channel in Bahamas Marks Genetic Divide in Brazilian Free-Tailed Bats

Photo: USFWS/Ann Froschauer/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

You Shall Not Pass: Narrow Ocean Channel in Bahamas Marks Genetic Divide in Brazilian Free-Tailed Bats

Source: Phys.org/lorida Museum of Natural History - August 22, 2017

Brazilian free-tailed bats are expert flyers, capable of migrating hundreds of miles and regularly traveling more than 30 miles a night. But they pull up more…

Stakeholders to Host Third Meeting for Proposed Marine Protected Area for Long Island, Bahamas

Image: Ocean CREST Alliance

Stakeholders to Host Third Meeting for Proposed Marine Protected Area for Long Island, Bahamas

Source: Ocean CREST Alliance - July 25, 2016

On July 25, 26 and 27,The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) will host, along with its national conservation partners, The Nature Conservancy, BREEF, and regional conservation more…

The Architecture of a Financially Sustainable Marine Protected Area

Image: Ocean Crest Alliance

The Architecture of a Financially Sustainable Marine Protected Area

Source: Ocean Crest Alliance/Joseph Ierna Jr. - January 21, 2016

A big question in the ocean conservation world is: Who is going to pay for all these new, greatly needed marine protected areas? Governments, public, more…

Remotely Operated Vehicle to Investigate Possible El Faro Wreckage off the Bahamas

Photo: John Paul Kotara II/US Navy

Remotely Operated Vehicle to Investigate Possible El Faro Wreckage off the Bahamas

Source: NBC News/AP - November 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Searchers have found wreckage in 15,000 feet of water east of the Bahamas, and now a remotely operated deep ocean vehicle will be more…

Fossils in Bahamas Provide Clues to Ice Age Extinctions

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Fossils in Bahamas Provide Clues to Ice Age Extinctions

Source: LA Times/Amina Khan - October 22, 2015

Scientists have long wondered what caused the dramatic extinctions of many different species of animals, from woolly mammoths to saber-tooth cats, in different regions of more…

Riding out the Storm: Hurricane Joaquin, Part 1

Photo: Joseph Ierna Jr./Ocean Crest Alliance

Riding out the Storm: Hurricane Joaquin, Part 1

Source: OCA/Joseph Ierna Jr. - October 8, 2015

It has truly been a unique El Niño Hurricane season. Three hurricanes heading towards Hawaii at one time. The island chain of Cape Verde, just more…

The Theory of Responsibility: Education + Enforcement = Marine Conservation

Photo: Royal Bahamas Defense Force

The Theory of Responsibility: Education + Enforcement = Marine Conservation

Source: Guy Harvey Magazine/Joe Ierna, Jr. - May 1, 2015

The “theory of responsibility” is simple: Education + Enforcement = Marine Conservation

It’s one thing to talk about conservation, but being effective requires a two-fold more…

The Grouper Moon

The Grouper Moon

Source: Guy Harvey Magazine/Joe Ierna, Jr. - April 29, 2015

In December 2013, I joined an expedition off Long Island, Bahamas. A team of researchers, educators and citizen-science explorers were onboard the M/V Glen Ellen conducting more…

The Ocean Atlas Underwater Sculpture

Source: LiveScience/Tia Ghose - November 3, 2014

Just off the coast of the Bahamas, a giant waits beneath the waves.

The nearly 2-story-high statue, dubbed Ocean Atlas, was lowered into place earlier more…