US Virgin Islands Joining Caribbean Conservation Initiative

August 20, 2014 | 6:12 am | 0 Comment


Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journals staff The United States Virgin Islands has officially endorsed the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, Governor John de Jongh announced. The CCI, which was launched in 2008 with support from the Nature Conservancy, aims to promote greater regional leadership in protecting the Caribbean's coastlines and more...

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Tiger Shark Found Dead Near Mustique

August 2, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: a tiger shark By the Caribbean Journal staff Sustainable organization Sustainable Grenadines Incorporated (SUSGREN) is investigating the death of a large tiger shark near Mustique. The shark was found floating on Wednesday in Rutland Bay in large quantities of seaweed, according to SUSGREN. In a release, SUSGREN said it was an "unusual occurrence" in more...

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Caribbean Coasts at Risk

August 1, 2014 | 9:01 am | 0 Comment


By Michael W Beck, PhD CJ Contributor TWO WEEKS ago, I was gunning the boat hard for the cut into Hatchet Bay, the “Safest Harbor” in the Bahamas. When I felt the cold air blast of a coming thunderstorm, I went full throttle. Just then, a single bolt of lightning split the sky and cracked right into the harbor. As I skidded the back end thru the cut, I saw more...

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In Nevis, Feeding Fish With a 7-Iron

July 20, 2014 | 1:33 am | 0 Comment


Above: eco-friendly golf in Nevis (CJ Photo) IT'S THE only time you can play golf and feel great about hitting it in the water. It's the newest initiative of the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis — a "green" driving range of sorts, replete with eco-friendly balls that dissolve into fish food within around 72 hours of hitting the water. The idea came from Mac Kee more...

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Bahamas, University of Miami Sign Memorandum on Marine Science

July 15, 2014 | 2:25 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The MoU "formalizes the collaboration efforts between to two more...

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Climate Change Isn’t Main Culprit in Decline of Coral Reefs: Report

July 10, 2014 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment


By the Caribbean Journal staff Just one-sixth of the original coral cover in the Caribbean remains. And if things stay the way they are, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next two decades, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. But that doesn't have to be the case, the IUCN said in a new report. According to Status and more...

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