January 25, 2021

University of Miami launches Cuba and the Caribbean Special Report

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SOURCE University of Miami Comprehensive digital report showcases research and study of faculty, staff, students and alumni in the Caribbean Basin. CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In its newly published Cuba and the Caribbean Special Report, the University of Miami (UM) brings front-and-center it’s long history with Cuba, Haiti and other nations […]

UM to accommodate faculty, students displaced by hurricanes in Caribbean islands

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From The Miami Hurricane The University of Miami will allow graduate students and faculty from the storm-ravaged Caribbean to continue their research in Miami until their respective institutions are reopened. The university has agreed to provide the opportunity for free, allowing the displaced faculty and students’ home institutions to keep tuition revenues. The university will […]

Critically endangered staghorn corals are benefiting from coral gardening in the Caribbean

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By Mike Gaworecki from Mongabay New research finds that “coral gardening,” which involves planting fragments of nursery-raised coral on reefs in the wild to replenish depleted coral colonies, is playing a key role in the restoration of staghorn coral reef systems in the Caribbean. A study published in the journal Coral Reefs in June looks […]

How the Amazon River may make hurricanes more deadly

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By Kimberly Miller From Palm beach Post A University of Miami study found that fresh water plumes dumped into the Caribbean Sea may be helping hurricanes intensify rapidly along a path often taken by tropical cyclones, including October’s Hurricane Matthew. This brackish sluice over the saltier sea — like oil on water — may be […]

Sharks may hold key to hurricane forecasts

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By Ken Kaye, From Sun Sentinel They’re called ocean weathermen. More than 750 sharks, tarpon, tuna and billfish, fitted with satellite-linked tags, are providing scientists with data on temperature and salinity at various depths in the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean. It’s information they hope could someday be used to improve hurricane forecasts, since a storm’s […]