June 8, 2023

NOAA raises 2012 Atlantic hurricane season forecast

As the 2012 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season progresses the chances of storms forming and making landfall is rising, according to the latest forecast update from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Their latest forecast which was published at the end of last week raises the number of tropical storms they predict […]

Blue iguanas losing the blues and dancing back on Grand Cayman

In another excellent article by David McFadden and appearing all over the Internet web sites, he writes about the come back of Cayman’s “blazing” blue iguanas that has inspired the locals. He writes: QUEEN ELIZABETH II BOTANIC PARK, Cayman Islands — The blue iguana has lived on the rocky shores of Grand Cayman for at least […]

Butterflies and balloons at Fukushima

Nuclear meltdowns make everything depressing, and this week, even butterflies and balloons have seen their normally cheery image marred by radioactivity. First butterflies. A paper in the open-access journal Scientific Reports, shows mutations in butterfly populations around the Fukushima plant, which melted down in March of last year following a major earthquake and tsunami. The […]

Nasa Mars Curiosity rover ships back detailed crater images

NASA’s Curiosity rover has shipped back to Earth high-resolution color images of its surroundings on Mars, sharpening our views of an intriguing channel, layered buttes and a layer of cobbles and pebbles embedded in a finer matrix of material. The images show a landscape closely resembling portions of the southwestern United States, adding to the […]

Grand Cayman’s QEII Botanic Park

  Jan Hintze August 12, 2012 A few days ago I was on Grand Cayman Island, on my way to Panama for the Heliconia Society International Conference and my daughter took me to visit this garden. It is just beautiful, a credit to the Caymanese. It has been established for many years, and is also […]

Secretary Blennies and Christmas Trees on Grand Cayman

by Frans De Backer The Secretary Blenny is a small, tube-dwelling blenny that is identified by its brownish to green delicate patterns. Averaging at a size of around one inch in length, Secretary Blennies are difficult to spot when hidden in their burrowed homes. While the Secretary Blenny is most comfortable in the protection of […]

Remnants of TD7 will start affecting us from Tuesday

Forecast from Cayman Islands National Weather Service Cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers and thunder. Temperatures will rise to the mid 80’s. Winds will be east to southeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas will be moderate with wave heights of 3 to 5 knots. OUTLOOK: is for a gradual decrease in cloudiness and […]

Goodbye Ernesto, Hello Gordon?

From Rob Lightbown, Crown Weather, Thu Aug 9 Tropical Storm Ernesto:
Ernesto appears to be strengthening over the far southern Bay of Campeche this morning and it is quite possible that it will attain hurricane strength before making landfall in southern Mexico a little later this morning. Once Ernesto makes landfall, it will obviously weaken quite […]

Guitar Company Admits To Using Illegal Rainforest Wood

By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger A year ago, John covered the raid on Gibson Guitars, where the US Fish and Wildlife Service suspected that the company was guilty of violations of the Lacey Act, which prohibits the importation of threatened woods and other materials. This was not the first time; The Wall Street Journal summarized the […]

Cayman Islands: Beauty Found in The Water

This nice article featuring the Cayman Islands appeared on the adventure signs website If you are planning a vacation in the Cayman Islands you need to make sure that you have an ample slot for water sports and exploring the underside of the island. There are a number of tours and travel operators that have […]