Posts Tagged Caribbean Sea

The Caribbean Is Stressed Out…

Intro:  Forty percent of the world’s 2.5 billion people live in coastal cities and towns. A team including Smithsonian marine biologists just released 25 years of data about the health of Caribbean coasts from the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP). The study provides new insights into the influence of both local and global stressors […]

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Interesting facts #23…

The Caribbean Basin Covering an area of approximately 2,640,000 sq km (1,020,000 sq m) and with a maximum depth of approximately 7686 metres (25216 ft) at the Cayman Trench, the Caribbean Basin is located in the south western area of the North Atlantic, separated from the ocean by the Greater and Lesser Antilles and the […]

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Hurricane Irma: Everything You Need to Know About This Monster Storm…

Some  general information and updates from livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/60320-hurricane-irma-news.html

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Are tiny grazers the new hope for Caribbean reefs?… 

Summary: Thirty years ago a mysterious disease wiped out long-spined black sea urchins across the Caribbean, leading to massive algal overgrowth that smothered already overfished coral reefs. Now, marine biologists report that smaller sea urchins and parrotfish may be taking the place of the large sea urchins, restoring the balance on degraded reefs… Read about […]

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40 Facts About Hurricanes…

Hurricanes facts: A hurricane is a form of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that occur in eastern Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, southern Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Source conserve-energy-future.com: 40 Facts About Hurricanes – Conserve Energy Future

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Caribbean Sea’s Curious ‘Whistle’ Detected from Space…

Summary from livescience.com: …”scientists recently discovered a remarkable ocean sound unlike any other, produced by a unique combination of water movement and underwater geography in the Caribbean Sea. While the sound is at a frequency inaudible to human ears — about 28 octaves below the lowest note on a piano, according to the researchers — […]

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Caribbean Biodiversity Overheated by Climate Change…

The nearly 7,000 islands and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea are home to thousands of endemic species and are on the migration route of many kinds of birds. Preserving this abundant fauna requires multilateral actions in today’s era of global warming. That is the goal of the Caribbean Biological Corridor (CBC), a project […]

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Evidence of Past Volcanic Activity in the Caribbean Sea…

Reconstructing the magnitude of past volcanic eruptions is important in informing predictions about future eruptions and hazards. This is difficult to accomplish from records on land — old eruptions are often eroded away, buried beneath later eruptions, or obscured by vegetation and soil. Most volcanoes are close to the oceans, so much of the erupted […]

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New Kind of Hydrothermal Vent System Found in Caribbean…

(Article from newswise.com) Researchers from the University of Southampton (UK) have identified hydrothermal vents in the deep sea of the Caribbean which are unlike any found before. Source: New Kind of Hydrothermal Vent System Found in Caribbean

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Why is so much brown seaweed washing ashore?…

From the Trinidad Express newspapers, Wednesday May 6, 2015: “A lot of concern has been raised about the large deposits of pelagic sargassum along Trinidad’s shorelines. Pelagic sargassum is the brown alga that has been showing up in large quantities on some of Trinidad’s coastlines. Among the affected are fishermen, who have had difficulty using their nets […]

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