Nassau Grouper Closed Season!

NASSAU GROUPER CLOSED SEASON IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! Give the gift of healthy Nassau grouper populations this Holiday Season! Did you know? The Nassau grouper “Closed Season” begins today (Dec. 1), and continues until Feb. 28. Remember not to fish, buy, sell or eat Nassau grouper during [...]

New Poster: How You Can Help Protect the Nassau Grouper

NEW POSTER: HOW YOU CAN HELP PROTECT THE NASSAU GROUPER Critically endangered species are those facing a HIGH risk of becoming EXTINCT! The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Grouper and Wrasses Specialist Group has classified 13% of the grouper species assessed to date as threatened (i.e. critically [...]

How I learned to treat diseased corals with Nova Southeastern University

HOW I LEARNED TO TREAT DISEASED CORALS WITH NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY By Valeria Pizarro "... the disease on the reef was evident; many of the star corals were dead but most of them are diseased with small portions of living tissue. This is bad news for corals, coral reefs, [...]

By |2020-11-20T00:26:38+00:00November 20th, 2020|, , |

Highlights From GCFI173

HIGHLIGHTS FROM GCFI73 The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference (GCFI) is an annual event that bridges the gap between a range of stakeholders including fishers, policymakers, marine resource managers, students, scientists and non-governmental organizations to foster learning and collaborative approaches to better tackle key environmental issues facing the region. [...]

Using Tech To Advance Reef Science

USING TECH TO ADVANCE REEF SCIENCE Ocean Expert Exchange with Will Greene In this webinar, PIMS Research Associate Will Green shows us how he uses cutting-edge camera and computer technology to create 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional models of coral reefs. Specifically, Will: Explains how the process works (both [...]

By |2020-11-11T22:11:23+00:00November 11th, 2020|, , |

Should the Shark & Sea Turtle Ban Be Lifted in The Bahamas? Here’s What the Science Says

SHOULD THE SHARK & SEA TURTLE BAN BE LIFTED IN THE BAHAMAS? HERE'S WHAT THE SCIENCE SAYS By Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director, PIMS Shark and sea turtle conservation in The Bahamas has recently re-emerged as a contentious issue. Since 2011, The Bahamas has been a shark sanctuary with [...]

Super Spikey Cleaners

SUPER SPIKEY CLEANERS By Hayley-Jo Carr The Longspined Sea Urchin, Diadema antillarum, provides essential ecosystem services to coral reefs, however populations have seen drastic reductions in numbers due to a disease outbreak in the 1980s.  Restoration efforts are underway to assist in restoring local populations of this important grazer. [...]

A Coral Fragment’s Journey – Part II

A Coral Fragment's Journey - Part II Comic Illustrations by Fresh ‘n Salty Let's talk about... coral matchmaking! The nurseries we talked about last week from the Fresh ‘n Salty comic not only help us grow Critically Endangered corals,  they also play an important role in spreading genetic complexity! To [...]

Live Training Workshop: Using A Topical Antibiotic to Treat SCTLD

Live Training Workshop Using A Topical Antibiotic to Treat Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease In this thought-provoking live training event, Drs. Karen Neely and Brian Walker of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) share their success using a topical antibiotic to treat Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD). Specifically, [...]

By |2020-11-03T23:57:04+00:00November 3rd, 2020|, , |