BioNews 11 – December 2013

BioNews 11 December 2013 screenshotBioNews is a monthly newsletter by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), focusing on the biodiversity research and monitoring in the Dutch Caribbean. BioNews presents you with an overview of the on-going research and monitoring efforts and provides a regular update on what’s currently happening on our islands.

This month’s issue focuses on the Audubon’s Shearwater. Despite its resounding and unique call, this threatened bird often goes unnoticed on our islands, coming to shore at night to nest in remote locations. On Saba and St. Eustatius efforts are underway to confirm the presence of breeding shearwaters and locate their nests utilising predictive GIS modelling.

In the surrounding waters of the ABC islands an aerial survey took place last month to monitor the presence, density and distribution of marine mammals. An observation team from IMARES covered almost the entire Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the three islands, recording a number of marine mammal species as well as other megafauna.

Other content:

  • ‘Breaking News’: Lionfish Control Efforts are Working on Bonaire and Curaçao!
  • Research of the Month‘: Aerial Marine Mammal Survey Around The Leeward Islands
  • Audubon’s Shearwater: “Things That Go Bump In The Night”
  • Overview of Research and Monitoring Efforts
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events, Meetings and Workshops

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