Tag: Caribbean

Golden Shadow Expedition: Getting Ready to Hit the Water Swimming

Written by | June 3rd, 2011

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James Byrne, the Conservancy’s South Florida and Caribbean Marine Science Program Manager, is about to lead an unprecedented expedition in the Caribbean. Find out what the team will be doing.

Finding Nemo on Your Plate

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Marine scientist Stephanie Wear says overfishing is having an impact on our diets and the coral reefs. But you can be part of the solution.

Helping Caribbean Coral Reef Managers Get Their Heads Above Water

Written by | July 23rd, 2009

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I should start by introducing myself — Stephanie Wear, Conservancy marine scientist and coral reef optimist. I just returned from Bonaire, where I co-led a coral reef resilience training for Caribbean reef managers. If you have never heard of Bonaire — an island territory that’s part of the Netherlands Antilles, just off the coast of […]

U.S.-Cuba Ties: How Will Cuban Crocodiles Fare?

Written by | April 23rd, 2009

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Over the last week — as the Obama administration once again assumed its increasingly familiar role as polite undertaker at the funeral of a failed U.S. policy — it has become clear that a new phase in the long, intimate, but tormented, relationship between the United States and Cuba has begun. As the two countries flutter their diplomatic eyelashes […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2009

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Happy vernal equinox! (Don’t worry–it happened about an hour ago…we checked.) The center of the sun has officially crossed the equator and is headed north…and we’re heating up with five of the hottest green stories on the Interwebs this morning: At Least It’s Not About Eating Children…Or Is It? A new Jonathan Swift (or a […]

Should We Be Reintroducing Species?

Written by | February 10th, 2009

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It’s a much-debated question: Should we be reintroducing species to their former habitats? After all, most modern-day species extinctions came about because of human interference, from poaching to habitat destruction. And once those species are gone from their native habitats, the ecosystems change in response. But should we restore the balance? Bring back, say, elephants to South […]

Where’s the Best Place You’ve Ever Dived?

Written by | January 10th, 2009

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As a marine biologist, I’m extremely fortunate that I get to visit some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs. Many people have asked me: “Where is the best place you’ve ever dived?” Wow, now that’s a tough question. For sheer biodiversity, it’s the Coral Triangle, where the range of life forms, in all shapes […]

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