Author Posts: Kalli De Meyer

Nurse shark. Photo credit- Hans Leijnse: SHAPE/DCNA

Nurse Shark

Nurse Sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) are one of the most common species in the Dutch Caribbean. During the day they are cryptic but at night the shark will forage for small fish, mollusks and

Whale Shark

Whale sharks are the gentle giants of the seas. They are found throughout the world’s tropical and temperate oceans and feed on plankton, small crustaceans and very small fishes

Caribbean Reef Shark

The Caribbean reef shark (Carcharinhus perezi) is a stereotypical looking reef dwelling shark. It occurs all throughout the Caribbean, south to Brazil and is classified as “near threatened”

BioNews 6

Increasing storm frequency and intensity is a significant threat to Caribbean coral reefs – read about the hurricane impacts on the Dutch Caribbean’s smallest island, Saba, as well as an

Help save Mullet Pond, St Maarten

Help save Mullet Pond on St Maarten by making a donation: http://saveoursharks.nl/donate

Curaçao Board meeting Dec 2017

CARMABI will be our host on Curacao for DCNA’s December 2017 Board meeting. Themes fo rthe meeting will be the DCNA restructuring and provision of Emergency Support to Saba, St Eustatius and St

BioNews 5

This issue covers the status of St Eustatius’ coral reefs as well as terrestiral grazers and feral pig control on Bonaire

Celebrating … Emeray

Emeray Martha Neuman has brought a decade of energy and enthusiasm, dedication and creativity into the DCNA Secretariat to make nature protection on our islands really happen

BioNews 4

This issue covers the status of Curacao’s coral reefs as well as biodiversity on Dutch Caribbean reefs

BioNews 3

Decades of research and monitoring on Bonaire’s coral reefs are summarized in the lead articles along with an update on coral restoration efforts on Bonaire and St Eustatius
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