Endemic Plants of San Sal

A guess post from Lee Kass about her recent paper. An intro from Lee followed by paper details from her abstract. Thanks Lee!

Endemic Seed Plants of San Salvador Island and their Importance for Plant Conservation

The Island of San Salvador in the Bahama Archipelago is believed to have been the landfall of Christopher Columbus and his crew […]

By | 2018-11-17T09:13:07+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Categories: Out Islands, Plants|0 Comments

Never Home Alone

A really fascinating new book by my colleague Rob Dunn – an absolute must read. It details the incredible world of life that lives in your homes. Here is the Amazon link and review.

Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces […]

By | 2018-11-14T19:55:24+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Categories: citizen science, Featured, Invasive Species, Invertebrates|0 Comments

A Fishwatcher’s Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything

Came across this fun new book that alludes to, among so many other interesting natural history morsels, our research on fish “pee”.  Here are some quick excerpts: “… fish ecologist Jacob Allgeier spent years working out just how much coral reefs rely on fish pee. The practical side of his work … involved catching hundreds of fish species and carefully […]

By | 2018-10-18T12:49:55+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Categories: Current Events, Featured, Fish, Nutrients|0 Comments

BirdsCaribbean

Came across this post on the 30th Anniversary of BirdsCaribbean. There are various links that may interest you here. They post periodically on Bahamas birds, including this recent post on the feared extinct Bahama Nuthatch.

By | 2018-10-11T11:44:31+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: Birds, citizen science|0 Comments

Lost and Found: Israel Point Cave

A guest post from Ali Ball. What a cool find! Thanks Ali.

LOST AND FOUND: ISRAEL POINT CAVE

In July of 1904, American zoologist Glover M. Allen visited various caves in Abaco to collect bat specimens.

A hundred and ten years later Kelly Speer, a grad student at AMNH, generated a spreadsheet documenting bats that had been collected throughout the Bahamas, including those […]

By | 2018-10-18T12:50:44+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Categories: Bats, Caves, Featured, Geology|0 Comments

David vs. Goliath, Coral Style

An incredible natural history observation of coral polyps teaming up to eat a jellyfish (here is the short article and a summary article from Nat Geo here). Reminds me of our own Betsy Stoner’s documentation of a worm eating upside-down jellyfish.  The ocean is cool.

By | 2018-08-08T21:51:14+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Categories: Coral, food webs, jellyfish|0 Comments