Caribbean
Caribbean
Energy

BPC to use Seadrill rig for Bahamas drilling. Might do it without farm-in partner

Bahamas Petroleum Company has entered into a framework agreement with drilling contractor Seadrill, setting the terms for the potential use of Seadrill’s drilling rig for its first exploration well in the Bahamas in 2020.

Caribbean
Federal

St. Thomas, USVI: Governor Continuing to Press FEMA

Richard Motta, director of communications for Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., addresses the media at Government House, St. Croix to press for release of hurricane recovery funds.

Caribbean
Tourism

How To Handle A Massive Seaweed Invasion? Yucatán Towns Get Creative

"It's the sargassum," my divemaster from Tulaka Diving told me resignedly. "It's coming over from Brazil, and getting worse every year."

Caribbean
Advocacy

Keys Couple Uses Art to Inspire Others, Protect Nature

Victoria Cassar and Ian Wilson-Navarro create art that sparks conversations about nature and how to protect it. The couple uses different mediums — sculpture for Cassar and photography for Wilson-Navarro — that complement each other’s work. The pair live in Tavernier and use their home base in the Keys to create art that spreads awareness and moves people.

Southeast
Federal

Florida Delegation on Capitol Hill Champions Coral Reef Conservation

Members of the Florida congressional delegation are working together to push for updating and reauthorizing the “Coral Reef Conservation Act” which expired 15 years ago.

Caribbean
Tourism

Tulum: Beaches ruined by rotten seaweed along pristine beaches in Mexico

For years, this tourist hotspot has relied on a simple, effective formula. Good food, cheap booze and the world’s best beaches. The latter is now a lie.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

Where there’s smoke, there’s seaweed?

A University of Miami study released last week found that smoke from African fires burning wild or to clear land has more usable phosphorus in it than Saharan dust — long thought a potential culprit in over-nourishing far away marine ecosystems and South American flora.

Caribbean
Science

A Massive Seaweed Bloom Is Smothering Life from the Caribbean to West Africa

For eight years, thick mats of seaweed have smothered coral reefs, trapped sea turtles and brought economic instability to coastal communities as reddish-brown gobs of foul-smelling sargassum wash onto beaches along the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and tropical Atlantic.

Caribbean
Science

A mysterious coral disease is ravaging Caribbean reefs

Off St. Thomas, the disease is moving faster and killing more corals than any disease before

Caribbean
Fisheries

EDF: Cuba’s new fisheries law is first major policy shift in 23 years

Cuba enacted new fisheries legislation over the weekend that represents its first national change since 1996 and a major shift in current fisheries policy, helping to ensure coordinated management of marine resources between Cuba and other countries in the region, including the United States, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) reports.

Caribbean
Science

NOAA deploys ocean gliders to improve hurricane forecast models

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has deployed four underwater gliders off the coast of Puerto Rico.

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Caribbean
Tourism

For Cubans, a day at the beach is no easy task

Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.

Caribbean
Tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Tourism Minister Bartlett: Regional response needed to handle Sargassum

KINGSTON, Jamaica--Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says a strong collective regional effort is needed to curtail the rapidly growing threats posed by the influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean.

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