Building up for a busy summer of mangrove studies, we started another new experiment this week. One hypothesis on the die-off in The Marls is that the trees have just lost too many leaves to survive, perhaps due to fungal lesions or grazing insects. We are testing this hypothesis by removing various proportions of leaves from individual […]
Here’s a really cool video showing a Nassau grouper eating a lionfish. It definitely looks like it’s not the first time this fish has dealt with a lionfish. Also keep an eye on the lionfish’s amazing defenses, you can see why it’s such a tough meal!
Video was originally posted online by Lionfish University.
I am not sure we have linked to this before, but a nice video production from BREEF. It was created by BREEF to support the Ministry of Education-Department of Education Biology curriculum for high school. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for film extras, the companion wall poster and educator’s guide.
A new paper from a human dimensions study on Andros. Here is the Abstract:
Fisheries resources in the Caribbean suffer intense pressure from overharvesting. Some of the most valuable fisheries in The Bahamas, such as queen conch (Strombus gigas), spiny lobster (Panulirus argus), and Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus), are overexploited and require additional protection. Despite these pressures, we currently know […]
NOAA has selected two sites in the southeast and Caribbean as Habitat Focus Areas — places where the agency can maximize its habitat conservation investments and management efforts to benefit marine resources and coastal communities. […]