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Diving
By Edition On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Dive centers band together to combat marine debris

WILLEMSTAD - With the ever-increasing threat to the marine environment from debris, the Curacao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) dive department has decided to act to protect the marine environment More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Another first for the Dutch Caribbean: Tiger Shark tagging

WILLEMSTAD - A total of 22 sharks were caught and tagged last month as part of a region wide “Save our Sharks” project. Little is currently know about the status of shark populations in Dutch Caribbean waters 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 Thursday, April 14th, 2016
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World Heritage supports millions, but threatened worldwide

BELIZE CITY - Nearly half of all natural World Heritage sites are threatened by harmful industrial activities, according to a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report. These sites provide vital services to people and More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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Fabien Cousteau Keynote Speaker at CHATA’s Sustainability Conference

Sustainability Conference well attended by public & private sector decision makers WILLEMSTAD - The past decade, Sustainability has become an emerging topic since environmental degradation is becoming more evident. More...

Sunscreen
By Edition On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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New scientific study finds coral reefs under attack from chemical in sunscreen

A new study published on Tuesday in a toxicology journal has found that a chemical widely used in personal care products such as sunscreen poses an ecological threat to corals and coral reefs and threatens their More...

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By Edition On Saturday, August 8th, 2015
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New deep reef fish discovered in Caribbean

WILLEMSTAD - Drs Carole Baldwin and Ross Robertson from the Smithsonian Institution discovered a new small goby fish (pictured) that differs from its relatives not only in its size and colors, but also in the depth More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 19th, 2015
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Portuguese man o’ war signaled in Curaçao waters

WILLEMSTAD – They are floating again at the south coast of Curaçao. The Portuguese man o’ war or Bluebottle. This creature was signaled last weekend at the Sea Aquarium Beach. According to the experts at the More...

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By Edition On Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Jelly fish spotted

WILLEMSTAD – Be careful when you are at the beach, especially in the Caracasbaai and Piscadera area. Beach visitors have spotted a jelly fish last weekend. One was spotted in Caracasbaai and another in Piscadera. The More...