The Caribbean nation of Grenada has added another vessel to its burgeoning collection of diveable wrecks. At 6.20 on 21 March, the MV Anina sank to her final resting place on a sandy bottom near to the famous Purple Rain reef.Read more
Focussing their study on the reefs in the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) of nine Caribbean countries, a research team from the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries assessed how warmer ocean temperatures affectedRead more
Although efforts have been made to restore damaged coral reefs by transplanting new coral onto the damaged reefs, little has been done to measure the effectiveness of this method on the fish population in Caribbean reefs.Read more
Project Nautilus, a non-profit organization created with the goal of breaking the Guinness World Record is reportedly on track to meet its goal of shattering the standing record, and raising $1,000,000.00 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.Read more
Scientists have identified Los Roques, located about 128 kilometers off the Venezuelan coast as an important breeding ground and nursery of several species of sharks, including the lemon shark and Caribbean reef shark.Read more
Federal authorities concede the industry in the territories could lose more than $1 million a year. But creating a healthy reef ecosystem is a priority, Roy Crabtree, southeast regional administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said this week.
The U.S. Coast Guard is expected to enforce the annual catch limits with help from local authorities. Both commercial and recreational fishermen are supposed to report their catches, but some fishermen say enforcement will be hard.Read more
Because there was no gold or other precious metal on the island and because the conditions meant no agricultural possibilities, the Spanish decided not to build a colony. The local Indians were captured and brought away as slaves to work on plantations in South America. In 1526, the Spanish brought cattle to the island, which is the main reason you can encounter donkeys and goats in the wild.Read more