Monitoring marine megafauna from the sky

Check out this short press release (Link Here) for our newest paper “Using a small, consumer-grade drone to identify and count marine megafauna in shallow habitats“.  An example of how drones are an affordable and non-invasive monitoring tool for researchers and conservation managers. This project was funded by Save Our Seas Foundation  […]

At the Nexus of People and Basic Science

Our own Jake Allgeier has a feature blog post in Science, the world’s foremost scientific journal (link here). Great to see his research and outreach in Haiti being recognized!

By | 2018-11-22T09:11:16-05:00 November 22nd, 2018|Categories: conservation, Education, Featured, Fish, Fishery management, Haiti, Overfishing|0 Comments

Illegal Harvest and Colonial Governance

Each summer NCSU professors Nils Peterson and Brian Langerhans teach a course at Forfar Field Station. As part of this course, they always include a sociological study on Andros. This year they looked at local peoples’ opinions on illegal harvesting and use their thoughts to speculate on some of the drivers of this issue. An easy […]

By | 2018-11-19T22:01:13-05:00 November 19th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Overfishing, Policy, Regulations|0 Comments

Endemic Plants of San Sal

A guess post from Lee Kass about her recent paper. An intro from Lee followed by paper details from her abstract. Thanks Lee!

Endemic Seed Plants of San Salvador Island and their Importance for Plant Conservation

The Island of San Salvador in the Bahama Archipelago is believed to have been the landfall of Christopher Columbus and his crew […]

By | 2018-11-17T09:13:07-05:00 November 16th, 2018|Categories: Out Islands, Plants|0 Comments

Never Home Alone

A really fascinating new book by my colleague Rob Dunn – an absolute must read. It details the incredible world of life that lives in your homes. Here is the Amazon link and review.

Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces […]

By | 2018-11-14T19:55:24-05:00 November 12th, 2018|Categories: citizen science, Featured, Invasive Species, Invertebrates|0 Comments

A Fishwatcher’s Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything

Came across this fun new book that alludes to, among so many other interesting natural history morsels, our research on fish “pee”.  Here are some quick excerpts: “… fish ecologist Jacob Allgeier spent years working out just how much coral reefs rely on fish pee. The practical side of his work … involved catching hundreds of fish species and carefully […]

By | 2018-11-22T09:15:09-05:00 October 18th, 2018|Categories: Current Events, Fish, Nutrients|0 Comments

BirdsCaribbean

Came across this post on the 30th Anniversary of BirdsCaribbean. There are various links that may interest you here. They post periodically on Bahamas birds, including this recent post on the feared extinct Bahama Nuthatch.

By | 2018-10-11T11:44:31-05:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: Birds, citizen science|0 Comments