An interesting new study using stable isotopes to look at the feeding ecology of more than 5,000 individual sharks across 114 species. The cartoon above does a nice job of characterizing this study, and here is a good summary.
A guest post from Oliver Shipley at the Cape Eleuthera Institute. Photos courtesy of Sean Williams. Thanks Oliver!
Across the Caribbean, overexploitation has led to growing concern regarding the fate of apex predator populations, particularly sharks, which constitute an important structural component of many marine ecosystems. In 2011 The Bahamas outlawed the commercial fishing, and trade of any shark related […]
Satellite tracking data is coming in for the 3 hawksbill sea turtles that received Platform Terminal Transmitters just over a month ago on Long Island, Antigua. The transmitters have 2 “saltwater switches” that, when exposed to air as the turtle surfaces to breathe, trigger the transmission of its location and stored sensor data (temperature, depth). So far we have been tracking […]
Verbatim from our local reporter. Amazing how far that small of a bird can travel.
- 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).
- Last detected up north on July 16 in southern Rhode Island. Unsuccessfully attempted to nest at Sandy Point, RI.
- Spotted by intrepid […]
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 […]
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 […]
New NCSU graduate student Andy Maurer sent in an update on his research on Antigua. Cool stuff…..
Hawksbill nesting season with the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project in Antigua is well under way. After 3 weeks of monitoring, we have had 25 nests laid by 21 females. Many more to come. There have been 8 first time nesters, or neophytes, already this […]