Caribbean

A Synagogue with a Floor of Sand
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Sand covering the sanctuary floor in a Curaçao synagogue muffles sound, but speaks volumes to the history of Judaism in the Caribbean.

Terminator Redux: Lionfish Edition
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A new fish trap uses artificial intelligence to target lionfish. 

Scientists Discover an Underwater Pollinator
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A first of its kind, this marine plant is pollinated by zooplankton and invertebrates. 

What Happens When a Coral Reef Dies?
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If it’s not able to recover, a dead coral reef will collapse into a seaweed forest. 

Spanish Empire Shipwrecks Offer New Data in the Quest to Understand Hurricanes
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Caribbean Sea shipwrecks offer a high-resolution record of historical hurricane activity, which could be used to tune climate models. 

Havana: Some Assembly Required
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A communist city struggles to lure foreign money and rebuild its failing infrastructure without sacrificing its revolutionary roots.

Coming Soon: Sustainable Saint Lucian Sea Moss
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A new training program on the Caribbean island aims to make sea moss farming better for the farmers and for the environment.

Caribbean Whales Have an Accent
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Research shows Caribbean sperm whales share a unique regional call.

In Montserrat, One Woman’s Mission to Introduce Kids to the Sea
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A children’s club in Montserrat looks to preserve the island’s culture and environment by bringing kids into the water.  

Coast Today, Toast Tomorrow
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Slumping shorelines, roving rivers, and exploding islands—five coastlines that I’m sure were here yesterday.

Turning Parrotfish into Proxyfish
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Measuring parrotfish gives a quick and easy way to estimate fishing intensity. 

The Value of Fish Pee
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Are invasive lionfish disrupting the nutrient balance, as well as the food web? 

Book Review: The Narrow Edge
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When the lives of horseshoe crabs and migrating sandpipers intersect, the past and future are joined.

Five Years On, Cholera Threatens to Become Endemic in Haiti
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Ongoing investigations suggest cholera is establishing itself in the environment.

Talkin’ Turtles: the Politics of Sea Turtle Conservation
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Size matters when it comes to protecting Turks and Caicos’ sea turtles.

Counterattack: How One Community Fends Off an Unwanted Fish
Photo Essay

A photo essay that explores how local fishermen along Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean shore are fighting lionfish with wooden traps, spear-...

Taming the Lionfish
Article - Long

In the Caymans, local divers and scientists are finally making headway against invasive lionfish.

The Captain and the Punch Bowl
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Those were the days—when booze and pottery cemented social relationships.

Rethinking Invasion
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Could invasive Australian crayfish be a good thing for Jamaica?

Facing Down a Hurricane
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New research explains why so many people ignore evacuation notices.

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