An aggressive, golden-brown, crust-like alga is rapidly overgrowing shallow reefs, taking the place of coral that was damaged by extreme storms and exacerbating the damage caused by human activity
Sargassum beaching events may be a new normal in the Caribbean Sea.
Recent erosion worst in many years
A local economist is urging caution in the development of the island’s blue economy resources due to the enormous damage that could result if it is not undertaken with care.
The cruise lines will resume calling on The Bahamas' major ports in the 2021 first quarter, Nassau Cruise Port's top executive predicted yesterday, while warning: "We won't see anything in 2020."
Findings showed coral has core immune response regardless of disease type
Surfrider Foundation looked at coastal erosion, sea level rise and planned development
V.I. lawmakers, in an effort to clarify and better enforce beach access in the territory, have advanced a bill that demonstrably opens shorelines to the public and does away with loopholes that have allowed property owners to continue restricting access.
Inspired by a recent article about a rezoning request at Bordeaux Mountain on St. John, I felt compelled to write a letter to invite the community to take action to stop the land use and zoning disaster that has been going on in the Virgin Islands since 1972.
Off the coast of Curaçao, at a depth of 60 feet, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau is looking to create the world’s largest underwater research habitat
Community members from the Cayman Islands will join the September 2 launch of the Global Cruise Activist Network, a worldwide group of activists who are demanding the cruise industry doesn’t return to business-as-usual as cruise ships start sailing again after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Dominican Republic has scrapped the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test for tourists arriving in the country and instead is offering them a medical insurance cover for free.
A MAJOR cruise line has said it is unaware of any issues with its ships related to allegations of seabed and marine life damage caused by vessels sheltering in Bahamian waters near the Berry Islands.
It is quite zany, but if these storms remain out to sea then, hey, go crazy, 2020.
For almost ten years, coastal resorts and communities in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico region have been blindsided by the problem of rotting sargassum washing up to shore, threatening ecosystems and local economies.
Tropical islands have an important ally when it comes to battling storms and sea-level rise: seagrass.
Residents in Beach Bay who are fighting the development of a ten-storey hotel in their quiet residential community have argued that the project should not have been approved, not only because it breaches planning legislation but because there will be no benefit to Cayman.