Thursday 14 December, 2017
Edition: English (US)

Features

ALVIN-SMITH

Mr. Alvin A. Smith The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced several new appointments in November 2017. Included was Mr. Alvin Smith, former Educator, Member of Parliament for North Eleuthera and Speaker of The House of Assembly, who has been...

(Eleuthera, Bahamas) – As we have discussed in past editions of Conservation Corner, queen conch are an incredibly valuable resource to the people of The Bahamas. Research throughout the Caribbean, and in other family islands, has shown that conch numbers keep decreasing. Research done by the Sustainable Fisheries team at the Cape Eleuthera Institute...

Sea Turtle Life Cycle: Sea turtles are long-lived marine reptiles that spend most of their lives at sea. They begin their lives as hatchlings just a few inches long, emerging from nests buried in sandy beaches. As they emerge they head for the ocean and spend several years being transported by the ocean’s current before settling back into coastal...

(Eleuthera, Bahamas) – Seahorses are cool and visiting scientist Dr. Heather D. Mason Jones answers questions about a local seahorse population in the edited-for-length Q and A below. But first, a few fun facts! The male carries the babies. Yeah, he inflates a kangaroo-like pouch and the female drops her eggs in there. The Bahamas has the world’s...

A remarkable American voice has been stilled, but the entire world is poorer for it.  Many of us – including me – never met Maya Angelou, yet her writing and especially her poetry had a profound effect upon us. Maya Angelou put into prose and poetry the emotions felt by ordinary people about events that touched us all.  In doing...

Ah, the little things. Things we can do every day that become part of our everyday lives, and just make us feel better every day. The first ‘Little Things’ can still be seen online. Yuh yuh! Got itself a permalink! 1.    Resort owners, vacation rental owners, et al; provide your guests drinking water in 5-gallon returnable...

(Eleuthera, Bahamas) – The sixth day of March dawned beautifully. I’d been up for hours, fitful sleep during the night maybe in anticipation of my birding dawn patrol. This winter marked a new Eleuthera love affair for me, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, the American White Pelican.  Funnily enough it began last October, far away in Missouri,...

Whales must be our cetacean mammal brothers or at least cousins (a few times removed). Nothing might make you feel the same way more than seeing one beach itself. That was exactly what happened last month when a pygmy sperm whale came ashore only yards from where we were swimming at our local beach.They say whales returned to the water in their evolutionary...

With a bulldoze-and-burn waste management ‘strategy’, soaring fossil fuel prices and disappearing wild, native habitat; it’s time to look once again, Bahamas, at the little things. The little things we can all do. The little things that add up to be a big difference maker. Things like:Reusing ziploc bags, plastic cups, and plastic...