Featured Posts 2017-12-01T14:01:49-04:00

Featured Posts

Droning On (In a Good Way)

Enie Hensel's drone research featured by NCSU (story here and paper here). Nice job Enie! The paper Abstract to follow.... Large-bodied animals, megafauna, are disproportionately threatened and yet, remain relatively difficult to monitor. This is [...]

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, marine protected areas, sharks, Turtles|Comments Off on Droning On (In a Good Way)

Dear Sponge – I Am Breaking Up With You

To help us understand the complexities of nature, we often use simple classifications to help wrap our minds various intricacies. Think about how we classify species interactions: predation, mutualisms, parasitisms, commensalisms, etc. Simple. But complications [...]

By | March 18th, 2018|Categories: Featured, seagrass, sponge|Comments Off on Dear Sponge – I Am Breaking Up With You

Antigua to Bahamas hawksbill migration

After finishing nesting on Long Island, Antigua this past summer, this satellite-tagged hawksbill traveled for more than a month to Long Island, Bahamas. The Long Island-to-Long Island migration covered some 1,600 km, one of the [...]

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Antigua to Bahamas hawksbill migration

Thoughts on recent animal introductions to Abaco

A recent issue of the journal, International Reptile Conservation Federation (IRCF), contains two short articles featuring recent observations of two new species introductions to Abaco. Below, I relay these findings and offer a few thoughts [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: Featured, herpetology, Invasive Species, Lizards, Turtles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thoughts on recent animal introductions to Abaco

Fish pee on coral reefs in the Caribbean makes Canadian Broadcasting Company

An interview I did a few months ago for Quarks and Quirks on CBC radio recently aired.  Yes, of course, it is more about fish pee, but I thought I would post it all the [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Coral, Current Events, Featured, Fish, Global change, marine protected areas, Nutrients, Overfishing, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fish pee on coral reefs in the Caribbean makes Canadian Broadcasting Company

Recent work on Nassau Grouper spawning aggregations asks us to rethink current fishing regulations

An exciting new publication just came out helping us better understand Nassau grouper populations in The Bahamas (article here). Using acoustic telemetry data, Dr. Craig Dahlgren and others recorded the movements of different sized Nassau [...]

By | October 29th, 2016|Categories: conservation, Featured, marine protected areas, Overfishing, Regulations|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Recent work on Nassau Grouper spawning aggregations asks us to rethink current fishing regulations

Progress with Mangrove Fungus Biotechnology Project

We recently posted about investigating whether the mangrove fungus we find on infected leaves may have potential uses in biotechnology (see here). The images above show how some Pestalotiopsis cultures we have isolated from infected mangrove leaves [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Featured, Mangroves and Creeks|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Progress with Mangrove Fungus Biotechnology Project