With giant pincers and rough, spider-like legs, Caribbean king crabs don’t look like your typical heroes. Yet these crustaceans may be key to solving one of the world’s most pressing environmental problems: the decline of coral reefs.
As coastal guardians scramble to save these valuable ecosystems, the emergence of parametric insurance products is releasing the necessary funds
The Global School is proud to be part of the Caribbean Climate Adaptation Network (CCAN), which was initially awarded $6 million in federal funding in 2022. CCAN, a NOAA Climate Adaptation Partnership (CAP) seeks to address climate change issues by bringing together a multidisciplinary team of universities, agencies, and non-governmental organizations serving the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John).
The lionfish has spread across reef ecosystems in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, where it feeds on eggs, small fish, crustaceans and molluscs
Wind and solar projects have faced complaints from communities and in protected areas, as experts call for stronger planning laws and impact assessments
Environmental activist and cultural advocate Alegna Malavé Marrero has a strong connection to this land. Listening to her as she shares stories about how her father used to carry her [on his shoulders via backpack] on hiking treks at the El Yunque Rainforest, the love in her voice is palpable.
The southern end of the world-famous Seven Mile Beach was once a pristine stretch on Cayman’s biggest tourism attraction, but now much of the beloved beach in that section has disappeared.
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has dismissed the Central Planning Authority’s appeal challenging a direction from the National Conservation Council that it should not grant planning permission for the redevelopment of a beachfront cabana on Boggy Sand Beach.
Five autonomous profiling floats were deployed from a commercial vessel into the depths of the Caribbean Sea to improve ocean and hurricane research.
WASHINGTON— The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed today to change the status of the pillar coral, a species found in Florida waters and elsewhere in the Caribbean, from threatened to endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The proposal is based on population declines and susceptibility to a recently emerged coral disease, according to the Service.
The ocean has long captivated humanity with its vastness and mysterious depths. It is not only a source of sustenance but also a driving force behind weather patterns and a habitat for countless species. As our understanding of the ocean deepens, so too does our awareness of the interconnectedness between gender, science, policy, and advocacy.
Craig Downs’ 2015 study linked chemical sunscreens to coral reef harm
Reef conservation teams have relocated thousands of nursery coral colonies to tanks at the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Keys Marine Lab for rehabilitation and safekeeping, hopefully for just the short-term.
San Juan, Puerto Rico – In Puerto Rico, accidents with manatees are mostly caused by collisions with jet skis or motor and propeller boats, according to the director of the Manatee Conservation Center, Antonio Mignucci.
Because for us, Borikén is not for sale. "Retomar los caminos ancestrales nos llevará a la restauración y balance de nuestra primera madre, La Madre Tierra," ~ Po Araní, un Portador del Conocimiento de la Medicina Tradicional de Borikén
Through new science projects, the U.S. Geological Survey is providing Puerto Rico officials, emergency managers and the public the ability to view probabilities of hurricane-induced coastal change along the island’s coastline prior to storms this hurricane season.