Posts Tagged ‘Fish & Sealife’

Protecting Our Coral Reefs

Protecting Our Coral Reefs

Trusted news sources across the globe have recently reported that most Caribbean coral reefs will disappear within the next 20 years unless action is taken to protect them. While that news is shocking, I am happy to report that St. Croix is leading the charge to protect our Caribbean coral reefs and the ecosystems they support. The…

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Respect the Leatherback Sea Turtles

While many people have a huge fondness and respect for sea turtles, there is something particularly awe inspiring about Leatherback sea turtles. The oldest of all sea turtle species, it has been around for more than 150 million years! Leatherbacks are also the largest of the sea turtles (and the fourth largest living reptile on…

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STAR Network Keeps Eye on Turtles

STAR Network Keeps Eye on Turtles

While this article was originally posted in the V.I. Source, we here at GoToStCroix.com thought it was worth sharing.  Enjoy the stories, take in the information and tips provided, and please respect the turtles! If you are interested in assisting with the STAR Network, please contact them at (340) 690-0474 or visit their website at www.wimarcs.org. …

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Hawksbill Turtle Watch

Hawksbill Turtle Watch

Every species on the earth has its specific place and particular role in the ecosystem and marine turtles, such as the hawksbill, are no different. They are a small part of ocean species that need to be treated with respect and care, and should be regarded as part of a rich marine heritage. They are…

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Sargassum Seaweed: Friend and Foe

Sargassum Seaweed: Friend and Foe

If you have visited St. Croix’s beaches in years past you may have found at least a few that were covered in mounds of seaweed. A massive tide of sargassum, an invasive species of brown algae that does not attach to the ocean floor, sometimes washes up on the island’s shores. In fact, in recent…

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