Bahamas Conch in the News

We’ve shared posts about conch populations before but a new study led by Dr. Kough from Shedd Aquarium found that the conch population declined 71% in 2016 compared to a 2011 survey in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. View the full study here and a popular news article here.

Expansion of Bonefish Tagging Program

Recently, the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust (BTT) expanded their bonefish tagging and genetic sampling program to North Andros (more info here and here). Thus far, 11,895 bonefish have been tagged through this program. Using recapture and genetic data, BTT and their collaborators (e.g., BNT, local guides and lodges) hope to inform bonefish conservation strategies for […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:52+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Categories: bonefish|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Conserving Mangrove Ecosystems

Here is a great, short article about global mangrove ecosystems: Forests between the Tides: Conserving Earth’s vanishing mangrove ecosystems. The article highlights mangrove forests around the world, a few close to home, like Cuba and the Southeast US, in addition to mangrove forests in Tanzania and Sri Lanka. It also discusses the research of a collaborator, Dr. […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:56+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Categories: Mangroves and Creeks|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments