Check out this article summarizing the latest research regarding Clifton Bay’s impact on its nearby environment. Above are some photos from the garden during my visit in late April where I was impressed by the density and size of fish that use the garden and nearby patch reefs.
Check out this video of this little critter crawling on a mangrove lesion. We aren’t sure what it is yet, but it could be the crawling stage of a scale insect.
After the first week of surveys we have noticed more than just lesions on mangrove leaves.
Scale insects are notorious pests found on a variety of plants in both indoor and outdoor settings. Generally, scale insects encompass two groups: armored scales and soft […]
Last week’s Central Abaco Lionfish Derby was another success (LINK)! At the end of the tournament lionfish were stacked up for counting and measuring – over 1060 fish in one day! As we looked at all those fish, many wondered – Are the returning boats bringing fewer than in previous years? And, are the ones caught smaller or larger than in previous years?
The Annual Central Abaco Lionfish Derby was a success. A total of 1,062 lionfish were culled and the winning boat brought in 387 lionfish. The largest lionfish was 35.9cm in length and the smallest lionfish was 3.4cm in length! Also of note was the presence of many small lionfish in the guts of larger lionfish, an observation not made in […]
Official mangrove surveys are just a few days away, but we are happy to receive survey data throughout the summer and next year! Below are dates for 3 different survey areas:
June 1 (All day): Central Abaco
June 2 (All day): North Abaco
June 3 (All day): South Abaco
We are looking forward to starting mangrove surveys with you in June, but if you would like to get a head start, visit this link for a PDF of Mangrove Survey Guidelines to follow at any sites you visit! We are really looking for surveys to be performed all over the Island, but if you need some guidance, take a […]
Have you completed a mangrove survey? Please fill out the form below for EACH site you visited and recorded data for. These data will be used to generate a map of fungal pathogen incidence in mangroves across Abaco. We will keep you informed of the results as they come in and of the final product. We appreciate your contribution to […]
Despite the visit from our friend Tropical Storm Arthur, the students enrolled in a conservation based summer course at Friends were excited to get out and snorkel Snake Cay during a short rain break. At this site, we reviewed the many juvenile fish that utilize mangroves as nursery habitats.
Photo from Scientific American webpage.
Scientific American covers the impending arrival of Piping Plovers to The Bahamas! Check out the blog entry for some general info on the migration which includes a link to more information on the recently discovered population in The Bahamas.