October 4, 2023


Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) officially kicks off their field season with a snorkel trip to Mary’s Bay, located on the NE side of Little Cayman, to do a preliminary search for juvenile Nassau groupers. My name is Katie, and I’m the Conservation Coordinator at the CCMI. I live on Little Cayman Island and conduct […]

Diving adventures in the Cayman Islands

Some of the best diving in the hemisphere is a short plane ride away in the laid-back Cayman Islands. According to The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism there are about 40 dive operations and almost 360 mooring-marked dive sites scattered throughout the islands. But what makes this area a Mecca for snorkelers and divers is the […]

More ice tales

  A History of Ice Falls Mysterious ice falls have been reported in many parts of the world for centuries – many before the invention of flying machines. Here are some of the most extraordinary examples of documented ice falls: In the late 1700s, a gargantuan chuck of ice “as big as an elephant” was […]

Amazing photo of ice balls on a Scottish beach

This photograph was taken by a friend.a few years ago when I was in Scotland. We were in Dundee, Scotland and it was very cold. Ten degrees below freezing! You can see just how cold by the balls of ice that appeared on the beach. In seconds of the waves washing up on the beach […]

Superstorm Sandy and the importance of polar orbiting satellites in forecasting fore

by: Dr. Jeff Masters, Weather Underground On the 23rd of October, the 18th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Sandy, was born in the Central Caribbean. As is common for late-season storms in the Caribbean, Sandy moved northwards across Cuba. The official forecasts from the National Hurricane Center issued on October […]

Wildlife Explorer’s Guide to the Caymans published

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is offering visitors to the western Caribbean a guide to the wildlife experiences on offer. Penned by wildlife journalist James Fair, the 16-page book features tips from the islands’ top experts and guides, including local entomologist and author of the ‘Butterflies of The Cayman Islands’ Ann Stafford. The photography […]

Transocean agrees to pay $1.4bn oil spill fine

Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has agreed to a settlement with the US government. The Swiss-based company will pay $400m (£248m) in criminal penalties and a $1bn civil fine after pleading guilty to violating the Clean Water Act. The rig, which was leased by BP, exploded on 20 April 2010, killing 11 […]

New year revellers welcoming 2013

From BBC Celebrations are being held around the world to mark the new year, with the city of Auckland in New Zealand holding the first major event of 2013. More than 1.5 million people gathered around Sydney harbour to watch that city’s famous firework display. Big shows are also taking place in many other cities […]

8 Great New Year’s Eve Cocktails

By Katie Waldeck from care2.com It’s time to ring in the New Year. Whether you’re hosting a fabulous fête for 150 of your closest friends, or curling up on the couch with loved ones to watch the ball drop, New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration. Unsure of what drinks to serve to ring in the New Year? […]

Urban Sketchers features Grand Cayman

The Urban Sketchers website (www.urbansketchers.org), a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing, has a lovely story posted on their website about the Blue Iguana and the sculpture at Rum Point. Enjoy: Holiday on Rum Point, Grand Cayman Having a daughter living and working on Grand Cayman has afforded us […]