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Turtles change migration routes due to climate change

By Diego Arguedas Ortiz From Inter Press Service CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK, Costa Rica, IPS – The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle has few sanctuaries left in the world, and this is one of them. But in 2012 only 53 nests…

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18 baby octopuses make their debut at Mote aquarium

By Summer Smith From Baynews9 Shown attached are three baby Caribbean reef octopus, also known as octopus briareus, that hatched last week. (Photo: Mote Marine Laboratory) For the first time, the Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota is home…

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Taiwan Stock Exchange investigating Asia Plastic Recycling [reg in Cayman]

From The China Post TAIPEI–The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 證交所) sent three people to China Tuesday to further investigate Asia Plastic Recycling Holding Ltd. (亞塑再生) after a recent research report accused the company of falsifying its financial records. Taiwan’s Financial…

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WORLD OCEANS DAY… is June 8th

On June 8th, in commemoration of World Oceans Day, ICS will launch the “Life Needs the Caribbean Sea” public awareness program of the plight of the Caribbean Sea; as a key element of Caribbean Sea Futures 2030 Initiative. The World…

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Caribbean fears loss of “keystone species” to climate change

By Desmond Brown From Caribbean360 CODRINGTON, Barbuda, April 30, 2014, IPS – A marine biologist has cautioned that the mass deaths of starfish along the United States west coast in recent months could also occur in the Caribbean region because…

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Ironwood not asking for any concessions

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, 29 April 2014: Ironwood developers congratulate the National Trust, the National Roads Authority and the Ministry of Planning for their agreement regarding the new route of the East West Arterial extension and are pleased to have…

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10 interesting facts about the Caribbean Islands you may not know

By Barbara-Shae Jackson from Atlantic Black Star It is no secret that the Caribbean is home to some of the most beautiful places on earth, with white sands, clear waters, friendly natives and unique indigenous species. But here are ten…

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New Australian crayfish is a tiny cannibal

By Becky Oskin, Senior Writer for LiveScience 2 days ago A new species of crayfish discovered in southeast Australia’s coastal lakes and swamps is one of the world’s smallest crayfish species, researchers report. The tiny, blue-black crustacean resembles its larger…

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Scientists discover the secret behind zombie plants

By Mariella Moon From engadget If the fungal spore outbreak in The Last of Us scared the hell out of you, you’ll be doubly terrified to know that there are actual parasites in nature that can turn animals and plants…

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Declining catch rates in Caribbean green turtle fishery may be result of overfishing

From Science Codex A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists from the…