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By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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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...

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By Edition On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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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...

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By Edition On Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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Sowing corals: A new approach paves the way for large-scale coral reef restoration

Innovative sowing approach minimizes costs and time required for outplanting corals. WILLEMSTAD - The troubling loss of coral reefs worldwide has prompted scientists and conservationists to assist the reefs' recovery More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Damage report of the Megapier 2 construction site

WILLEMSTAD - Here one can find a description of the damage caused by construction activities for the second mega pier in April 2017. This report (17Mb, so maybe a slow download) is freely available and aims to provide More...

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By Edition On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Trash in the sea means damage to Curaçao’s reefs

WILLEMSTAD - Researchers from the Waitt Institute and Carmabi recently completed a study to evaluate the health of Curaçao’s marine environment. The assessment included underwater surveys of coral reefs in 148 More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao (CRFC) celebrates first year of operation

WILLEMSTAD - Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao celebrated their first year of operation by outplanting 360 new corals on Curaçao's reefs between May 25th and May 27th. The effort began in May 2015 with 400 More...

Picture taken on 10 Jan 16 showing greater than 50% bleaching of the branching coral at Seca Islands
By Edition On Thursday, April 14th, 2016
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Rising sea water temperatures due to El Nino cause coral bleaching

One third of all marine species that live in the sea spend at least part of their lives on coral reefs, which are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, second only to rainforests. Slow growing coral More...

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By Edition On Friday, January 29th, 2016
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Laboratory-bred corals reproduce in the wild

New hope for endangered corals: Scientists take an important step towards sustainable restoration of Caribbean reefs.  WILLEMSTAD - Researchers of SECORE International (USA, Germany), the University of Amsterdam More...

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By Edition On Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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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...

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By Edition On Friday, October 23rd, 2015
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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...