Sea Turtle Grazing Project

FIU graduate student Elizabeth Whitman asked me to post this.  I am really interested as there are SO many green turtles these days.  I predict we will much taller seagrass in the turtle exclosures after only months.

If you’ve ever explored the tidal creek systems of Abaco, you probably noticed that’s is a preferred hangout for juvenile green sea turtles. Abundant […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:30+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Mangroves and Creeks, marine protected areas, Overfishing, seagrass, Turtles|0 Comments

A new paper on hammerhead shark conservation

A new paper published today in BioScience by researchers from University of Miami’s R. J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, and The Dept. of Applied Ecology at NC State has just come out discussing extinction proneness in wild populations. The paper uses hammerhead sharks as a model, or case study, to argue that suites of highly derived adaptations make taxa […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:32+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Endangered species, Overfishing, sharks|0 Comments

BNT Feature Presenters: Melanie Devore and Deborah Freile

Thanks to Melanie for providing this summary of their research and
presentation!

The Bahamas National Conchservation Campaign http://www.bnt.bs/conchservation
has recruited the Bahamian public to join agencies, private entities and researchers
to protect The Bahamas’ favorite beautiful, tasty, mollusk the queen conch.  It is not
surprising that there are dozens of research papers on queen conch.  However, we
know very […]

By | 2014-08-15T22:19:31+00:00 March 2nd, 2014|Categories: Conch, Invertebrates, Overfishing|0 Comments

Feature Paper: Controlling Lionfish Does Protect Native Fish

New research investigating if lionfish removals really matter.  In short, this paper suggests it does.  I can’t upload the paper now – check back later; but here is a nice summary. The authors’ summary after the jump.

Also, note in the authors’ short video above how hidden the lionfish is.  As we have mentioned before, lionfish culling surely seems to be […]

By | 2015-06-07T18:55:50+00:00 February 1st, 2014|Categories: Fish, lionfish, Overfishing, Policy, Regulations, Uncategorized|0 Comments