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Bahamas Plastic Movement

The Bahamas Plastic Movement asked us to share this press release. Our pleasure!

Bahamian Youth Travel to California to Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

Article by Ashley Akerberg (Bahamas Plastic Movement)

Dana Point, CA, Feb 23rd, 2016 – Ten young Bahamian change makers from Preston H. Albury High School’s Eco Club and Deep Creek Middle School’s Eco Club, in collaboration with The Bahamas […]

By |March 19th, 2016|Categories: Beaches, pollution|2 Comments

A Recorded History of Plover Jonesy

Verbatim from our local reporter. Amazing how far that small of a bird can travel.

  1. Banded as an adult male on 6/4/15 on the coast of Rhode Island by Peter Paton (Professor, Dept. of Natural Resources Science, Univ. of Rhode Island).
  2. Last detected up north on July 16 in southern Rhode Island.  Unsuccessfully attempted to nest at Sandy Point, RI.
  3. Spotted by intrepid […]
By |November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Beaches, Birds, development, migration|0 Comments

The EIA for Proposed Little Harbour Marina

Abaco Scientist was finally able to get a full copy of the proposed Little Harbour marina EIA – full pdf here. We are not as much concerned with what is in the actual document, but more so what isn’t. Most concerning is that Winding Bay staff outlined a radically different plan (including a much larger marina, R/O plant, 24 hour generator, […]

By |October 21st, 2015|Categories: Beaches, development, economy, EIAs, Enforcement, Mangroves and Creeks|0 Comments

Piping Plovers at Winding Bay

Local report on plovers on the Winding Bay beach……

I walked Winding Bay beach on Thursday and saw 18 piping plovers.  One of them was banded, which was pretty exciting – Todd Pover thinks probably in Massachusetts.  This photo is not a great photo, but there  are AT LEAST 8 piping plovers in it – shows how hard they are […]

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: Beaches, Birds, migration|3 Comments

Sargassum accumulation may spell trouble for nesting sea turtles

Andy is well ahead of the game – a first-authored paper before even enrolling at NCSU.   An easy paper to follow – read it all.

By |September 1st, 2015|Categories: Beaches, herpetology, pollution, seagrass, Turtles|1 Comment

Oyster Catcher Nesting

Intrepid naturalist Ali sent this paper along. We have seen one nesting site on the Riding Cays in the Bight of Old Robinson, which is consistent with the paper suggesting they nest on rocky shores in the northern Bahamas.  An easy paper to read through. Thanks Ali.

By |August 29th, 2015|Categories: Beaches, Birds|0 Comments

Hatchling season is in full swing

An update from Antigua and new NCSU graduate student Andrew Maurer.  Thanks Andrew!

Hatchling season is upon us on Long Island, Antigua. Nests that we saw deposited 50-60 days ago are hatching, often multiple in a night. It usually happens so fast we only see the tracks they leave behind. Seeing tiny hawksbill hatchlings leaves no doubt about it, this is […]

By |August 29th, 2015|Categories: Beaches, herpetology, Invasive Species, Turtles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beach Trash

Harvard scientist Graham Reynolds with a call for more focused study on beach pollution.  The same idea behind the Bahamas Plastic Movement post we made last week.  Anybody that has their own observations and ideas to share, if even simple, don’t hesitate to send them along to us.

Thanks Graham for this thought…

I recently visited the Ragged Islands as part of my work […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Categories: Beaches, pollution|0 Comments

Bahamas Plastic Movement

Kristal Ambrose shared this Bahamas Plastic Movement press release with us.  Thanks Kristal!

Bahamas Plastic Movement (BPM) hosted a Plastic Pollution Education and Ocean Conservation camp at the Eleuthera Arts and Cultural Center (EACC) in Tarpum Bay. Twenty-three youth, ages 7-14, from across South Eleuthera came together to learn about plastic pollution and spark youth action and activism around the […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Beaches, citizen science, development, pollution|0 Comments

Sargassum and nesting turtles

A quick update from new NCSU graduate student Andrew Maurer on the sargassum mats in the Eastern Caribbean.  Thanks Andrew.

“Huge influxes of sargassum seaweed on coasts and nearshore waters throughout the Caribbean are drawing more and more attention from all sectors, especially conservation organizations. There are benefits to beaches such as stabilization and vast nutrient provision. Oceanic sargassum is also […]