Lost and Found: Israel Point Cave

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


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 | 2018-10-18T12:50:44-05:00 October 10th, 2018|Categories: Bats, Caves, Featured, Geology|2 Comments

Miners Abroad

Looks like this group from Missouri S&T is maintaining a blog, Miners Abroad, about their geological research on San Salvador.  Interesting to see how that progresses.

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:14-05:00 May 24th, 2015|Categories: Geology|Comments Off on Miners Abroad

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 | 2017-12-01T14:02:14-05:00 May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Beaches, Coral, Fish, Geology|Comments Off on Parrotfish Build Entire Islands

Gilpin Point paper is published

Gilpin Point 1

This year at ASAC, Dr. David Steadman gave a presentation on the latest research at Gilpin Point, Abaco. As luck would have it, our paper on the Gilpin Point study was published today in THE HOLOCENE.  Details after the jump…


By | 2017-12-01T14:03:12-05:00 January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Archaeology, Birds, Endangered species, Fossils, Geology, Global change, herpetology, Invertebrates, Plants, Turtles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gilpin Point paper is published