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Black-eyed Susan vine on Saba. Photo credit Christian König: SHAPE/DCNA

Black-eyed Susan Vine

The Black-eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata) is one of Saba’s most common plants and can be found all over the island, including the Saba Terrestrial Park.

Nurse Shark

The Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) is not your typical shark. It is a bottom dweller that spends all day resting on the ocean floor.
Brown pelican. Photo credit- Henkjan Kievit: SHAPE/DCNA

Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentals) is a large seabird that St. Maarten’s national bird and appears on both the island’s flag and coat of arms.
flamingo tongue snail

Flamingo Tongue

The Flamingo Tongue (Cyphoma gibbosum) is a small white and orange sea snails that does not only live on gorgonians, but actually feeds on them.
Photo credit- Hans Leijnse: SHAPE/DCNA

Green Turtle

The Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) is one of our islands’ four relatively common species of sea turtles.

Aruban Burrowing Owl

The Aruban Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia arubensis), known locally as Shoco, is an endemic sub-species of burrowing owl that occurs only on Aruba.

Humpback Whale

Our species of the week is the majestic Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), which migrates through the waters of the Dutch Caribbean Islands during the winter months.
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