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Coral reef early warning system deployed in Soufriere

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of Florida, and the government of St Lucia (Department of fisheries) formed an alliance to undertake a Caribbean Climate Change Adaptation Project.

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5-25-18 Feather Duster Worms from Ron's Hidden Reef Series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order: Canalipalpata
Suborder: Sabellida
Family: Sabellidae

The Sabellidae family (feather duster worms) are a family of sedentary marine polychaete tube worms where the head is mostly concealed by feathery branchiae. 143 more words


5-24-18 Australian Spider Sponge from Ron's Hidden Reef Series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera (sponges.)
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Poecilosclerida
Family: Raspailiidae

Genus/species: Trikentrion flabelliforme

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: White horizontal lines cover a striking red body. Its tree-like base is covered by a white web-like symbiont with a hexacoral from the genus… 195 more words


5-23-18 Longnose Hawkfish from Ron's Hidden Reef Series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-like)
Family: Cirrhitidae (Hawkfishes)

Genus/species: Oxycirrhites typus

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Color is whitish with horizontal and vertical red bands forming a cross-hatch pattern. 268 more words


5-22-18 Bicolor Angelfish from Ron’s Hidden Reef Series

Kingdom:  Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Order: Pectiformes (Perch-likes)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes).

Genus/species: Centropyge bicolor

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: One of the  most striking of the… 195 more words


I'm Obsessed with Sunscreen and I'm Single-Handedly Killing the Planet

Between growing up in California and Colorado, sunscreen has played a large part in my skin routine from childhood. My grandmother would lather me in sunscreen any time I decided to step outside and the routine stuck with me well into adulthood. 310 more words


Shark of the week: Cenderwasih epaulette shark

Another shark of the family Hemiscylliidae (also called longtail carpet sharks or bamboo sharks) recently found is the Cenderwasih epaulette shark, named after the small bay in western Papua New Guinea where this cute litte shark (up to 22.4 in -56.8 cm-) lives in reefs at depths of 6 ft 7 in to 13 ft 1 in -2 to 4 m. 114 more words