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Hatchlings put on daytime show in Little Cayman

Hatchlings put on daytime show in Little Cayman

| 10/09/2021 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Volunteers with the Department of Environment’s Turtle Team on Little Cayman were on hand last week to catch on camera the rare event of baby turtles hatching from their nests during daylight hours. Sea turtles usually emerge from their nests at night to prevent them from overheating and to evade hungry predators on land […]

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New Seven Mile Beach wall already in ocean

New Seven Mile Beach wall already in ocean

| 25/08/2021 | 118 Comments

(CNS): The sea wall project at Regal Beach Club condos on Seven Mile Beach, which has been causing a stir on social media as construction materials continue to fall into the sea, is an example of how efforts to address the beach erosion on Cayman’s famous but now dwindling stretch of beach can make things […]

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Embryo pygmy whale a victim of TS Grace

Embryo pygmy whale a victim of TS Grace

| 23/08/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The body of a pygmy sperm whale that washed up on the beach in Bodden Town on Friday morning was a likely victim of Tropical Storm Grace, according to the Department of Environment. After examining the animal, the DoE experts concluded from its size, which was around three feet, and the underdevelopment of its […]

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Hundreds of hatchlings released ahead of Grace

Hundreds of hatchlings released ahead of Grace

| 20/08/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Before Tropical Storm Grace hit the Cayman Islands Wednesday morning, the Department of Environment’s volunteer turtle team scoured the beaches to rescue baby turtles that had hatched but had not made it out of their nests in an effort to stop them from drowning from water inundation during the storm.

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At least seven sharks killed in local waters

At least seven sharks killed in local waters

| 16/08/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment recovered the bodies of six dead sharks from local waters last month and the fins of a nurse shark were found left on the dock at the Lobster Pot. Two of the dead sharks were Caribbean reef sharks found at the Newlands boat dock and had been killed with a […]

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Beached juvenile dolphin rescued on 7MB

Beached juvenile dolphin rescued on 7MB

| 14/08/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A team effort between the Department of Environment, staff from the dolphinarium and the Cayman Turtle Centre led to the successful rescue of a juvenile bottlenose dolphin on Saturday morning. The distressed dolphin was spotted by the members of the volunteer turtle nesting team as they conducted nest patrols along Seven Mile Beach very […]

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Scientists find key piece in coral disease puzzle

Scientists find key piece in coral disease puzzle

| 12/08/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have found what could prove to be an important piece of the puzzle in what is causing the stony coral tissue loss disease, which is killing coral reefs in the region. SCTLD was first reported off the Florida coast in 2014 and over the last […]

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Hawksbill turtle caught in net trap rescued

Hawksbill turtle caught in net trap rescued

| 11/08/2021 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A critically endangered hawksbill turtle was rescued by the Cayman Islands Coast Guard yesterday after officers received a report from the public that it was caught in a net attached to two buoys. Using the detailed information on the location of the distressed animal provided by those who made the report, the officers were […]

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Trust starts petition against overwater bungalows

Trust starts petition against overwater bungalows

| 09/08/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Little Cayman District Committee (LCDC) of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands (NTCI) has launched a petition in response to the proposed construction of overwater bungalows in the South Hole Sound Marine Reserve on the island, which the non-profit has described as “a matter of critical importance”. In a press release issued […]

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POF activists target reef conservation

POF activists target reef conservation

| 28/07/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The local students behind one of Cayman’s most effective environmental advocacy groups, Protect Our Future, are launching a new campaign to get the country to focus on protecting the reefs around the Cayman Islands. Following a trip to Little Cayman, where they documented an area of coral reefs that are still some of the […]

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Ship wastewater linked to fatal coral disease

Ship wastewater linked to fatal coral disease

| 22/07/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Commercial vessels, including cruise ships, could be linked to the virulent and rapidly spreading coral disease that has swept through the Caribbean region over the last two years killing significant amounts of coral reefs in its wake, according to the latest research. Stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) has already had a devastating impart […]

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