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By Edition On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Scuba Lodge Dive Center Pietermaai organized successful cleaning dive

WILLEMSTAD - The dive action at Marichi last Sunday with 14 experienced divers was successful. This is according to Daan Drechsel, Manager of Scuba Lodge Dive Center Pietermaai. The volunteers who participated in More...

By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Delta Plan needed to save corals in the Caribbean

DEN HELDER - Prof. Dr. Han Lindeboom has used his retirement speech from Wageningen University & Research to make a strong case for a 'National Delta Plan' to save the corals in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom. At More...

By Edition On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Researchers name new ocean zone: The rariphotic

WILLEMSTAD - Based on the unique fish fauna observed from a manned submersible on a southern Caribbean reef system in Curaçao, Smithsonian explorers defined a new ocean-life zone, the rariphotic, between 130 and More...

By Edition On Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Successful Coral Sowing Reef Regeneration Trial in Curaçao

The loss of coral reefs around the world through bleaching, pollution, destructive fishing practices and other environmental hazards, has prompted scientists and conservationists to look for ways of regenerating More...

By Edition On Monday, December 12th, 2016

Fishy Caribbean ‘juveniles’ to be recognized as a new species, the Hourglass basslet

WILLEMSTAD - Living in deep reefs in the Atlantic Ocean, the banded basslet, a small and colorful species with a wide range of distribution, has long been thought to undergo significant changes during its growth More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Have you recently seen – or not seen the long-spined urchin (Diadema antillarum) on Caribbean Reefs?

Have you recently seen - or not seen The long-spined urchin (Diadema antillarum) on Caribbean Reefs? Let us know, at! The Long-spined urchin (Diadema antillarum) is one of the most important herbivores More...

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By Edition On Monday, March 14th, 2016

R/V Chapman Expeditions & Substation Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD. ROSSEAU - It can be difficult to describe the underwater world from 300-1,000ft, as habitats can be as varied as anything you could see on land. Not every inch of bottom is covered in coral and fishes; More...

By Edition On Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Scientific Assessment of Curaçao’s near shore waters to begin next week

WASHINGTON, DC., WILLEMSTAD (Waitt Institute) – In joint partnership with the Government of Curaçao and Carmabi, the Waitt Institute will lead an expedition to investigate the status of marine resources in Curaçao’s More...

By Edition On Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Keeping exploration alive with manned submersibles

The Ocean Portal was lucky enough to join the Deep Reef Observation Project team in Curaçao where they explore deef reefs in a manned submersible (the Curasub). Recently, talk in a variety of places has More...

Dive Task Force Clean Up 2015
By Edition On Friday, June 19th, 2015

Divers needed – underwater cleanup on July 4th

WILLEMSTAD – On July 4 of this year there will be a cleanup action at playa Piscado. The CHATA Dive Task Force is in need of divers to participate in this cleanup. The plan is to dive from 1 in the afternoon till More...