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

Parrotfish Build Entire Islands

 

New research shows that parrotfish excrement can build entire islands. The study was done in the Maldives and compared various sources of biogenic sand including boring sponges, sea urchins, calcifying algae (Halimeda), and parrotfish. They find that parrotfish contribute around 85% of the sand on their study island! That’s a lot of sand! It’s a good illustration of the diverse […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:14+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Beaches, Coral, Fish, Geology|0 Comments