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Hotspots of Coastal Risks Highlighted in New Study of Latin America and the Caribbean

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Hotspots of Coastal Risks Highlighted in New Study of Latin America and the Caribbean

Source: Science Daily/UC Santa Cruz - November 6, 2017

The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the vulnerability of populations and infrastructure in coastal areas to natural disasters. A new study by more…

Hurricanes Like Irma and Maria Devastate Not Only Communities, But the Marine Environments They Rely On

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Hurricanes Like Irma and Maria Devastate Not Only Communities, But the Marine Environments They Rely On

Source: The Conversation/Richard K.F. Unsworth/Benjamin L. Jones/Leanne Cullen-Unsworth/Lina Mtwana Nordlund - September 26, 2017

Hurricane Irma – one of the strongest on record to hit the Caribbean – recently scoured the islands leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. And more…

The Need for a Coral Vault Seems More Urgent After Hurricane Irma, Especially With Jose and Katia Bearing Down

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The Need for a Coral Vault Seems More Urgent After Hurricane Irma, Especially With Jose and Katia Bearing Down

Source: Hakai Magazine/Sophie Yeo - September 13, 2017

In a laboratory on a narrow patch of land in the Florida Keys, marine biologists were collecting tiny fragments of living corals and storing them more…

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

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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…

Can the Bahamas Help Florida to Save the Conch, Queen of the Caribbean?

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Can the Bahamas Help Florida to Save the Conch, Queen of the Caribbean?

Source: Miami Herald/Jenny Staletovich - August 17, 2017

The queen of the sea, a monster mollusk that inspired its own republic in Florida but now is as likely to be found in a more…

Why Barbados is the Coolest Place to Dive Right Now

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Why Barbados is the Coolest Place to Dive Right Now

Source: Forbes/Breanna Wilson - August 4, 2017

Whether you’re new to diving, or you’ve experienced the waters just about everywhere around the world, there’s no denying that what Barbados offers is unique. more…

Study Finds That Caribbean Corals Benefit From ‘Coral Farming’

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Study Finds That Caribbean Corals Benefit From ‘Coral Farming’

Source: Phys.org/University of Miami - July 27, 2017

A new study found that Caribbean staghorn corals (Acropora cervicornis) are benefiting from "coral gardening," the process of restoring coral populations by planting laboratory-raised coral more…

UN Ocean Conference ‘dream come true’ for Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago

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UN Ocean Conference ‘dream come true’ for Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago

Source: UN News Centre - June 5, 2017

Protecting the oceans is among the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the blueprint for a more just and equitable world adopted by the more…

Christopher Columbus Anchor Discovered at Caribbean Shipwreck

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Christopher Columbus Anchor Discovered at Caribbean Shipwreck

Source: Fox News/James Rogers - May 5, 2017

Experts have used a “space treasure map” to make a remarkable discovery in the Caribbean -- a centuries-old anchor believed to be from one of more…

Overfishing Has Dropped Predatory Fish Populations by 90% From Caribbean Coral Reefs

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Overfishing Has Dropped Predatory Fish Populations by 90% From Caribbean Coral Reefs

Source: Phys.org/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - March 2, 2017

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that up to 90 percent of predatory fish are gone from Caribbean coral more…