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Caribbean Newswire

Expedition discovers marine treasures; New species of fish, seaweeds found on Caribbean's Saba Bank
Saba Island, Netherlands Antilles - Feb 14, 2006 18:58 EST

An underwater mountain that forms the world's third-largest atoll has some of the richest diversity of marine life ever found in the Caribbean, according to scientists who recently explored the area. The two-week expedition in January encountered new species of fish,...
 
US tourist scuba diving in Jamaica goes missing, feared drowned; 'we are hoping for the best'
Negril, Jamaica - Jan 26, 2006 00:00 EST

The Westmoreland police fear that a missing American visitor who was vacationing at Grand Lido, Negril may have drowned after he went scuba diving with a friend three days ago. The missing man has been identified as Gregory Grethen 55 years...
 
Bends Bummer: Bahamas Recompression Chamber Dumps US DAN Insurance
Nassau, Bahamas - Jan 23, 2006 00:00 EST

In a press release effective today, the Bahamas Hyperbaric Centre, LTD announced that they will no longer accept the Divers Alert Network (DAN) America insurance for payment of diving related injuries. All divers traveling to the Bahamas are advised to...
 
Bahamas Fisherman Shoots Monster 10-foot Tiger Shark; 'I just did what I had to do'
West End, Grand Bahama - Jan 14, 2006 00:00 EST

Grand Bahama fisherman, Shalton Barr, never thought he would star in his own Jaws movie or at least have a similar encounter. This 10-foot tiger shark weighs about 283 pounds and was caught by avid fishermen, Hayward Thomas and Shalton Barr,...
 
Strange Fish Washes Ashore in the Cayman Islands, Baffles Locals
Cayman Brac - Jan 13, 2006 00:00 EST

A strange looking sea creature washed up on the shores of Cayman Brac this weekend. Layman Scott found the fish while walking along the beach early Sunday morning. It is roughly thirty inches long, more than half of which is a...
 
Report: Hundreds of Dead Turtles off El Salvador Coast; Mass Deaths Unexplained
Isla De Mendez, El Salvador - Jan 11, 2006 00:00 EST

More dead turtles were found yesterday in San Juan of the Joy, Jiquilisco, Usulután, a finding that was verified by technicians of the Ministry of Medioambiente and Recursos Naturales (MARN). The finding took place in a beach near Island of Méndez...
 
Study: Marine reserves improve health of coral reefs
Devon, UK - Jan 5, 2006 00:00 EST

It may be no surprise that marine reserves protect the fish that live in them, but now scientists from the University of Exeter have shown for the first time that they could also help improve the health of coral reefs. In...
 
'Shadow Divers' Team to Tackle Belize's Blue Hole; 'Because it is there'
San Pedro, Belize - Dec 16, 2005 00:00 EST

A team from the renowned television show, Deep Sea Detectives, are in San Pedro and want to be the first to document a dive to the bottom of the world famous Blue Hole off the coast of Belize. The expedition...
 
Belize's Discovery Divers Charged Over Missing U.S. Snorkeler
Belize City, Belize - Dec 16, 2005 00:00 EST

Tomorrow makes one month since 68 year old American tourist John Dresp went missing while out on a snorkeling tour near Caye Caulker island in Belize with Discovery Divers. According to Dresp's brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Winifred Dresp- - who...
 
Researchers: Whale Shark Food Foraging Secrets Revealed
Belize - Dec 12, 2005 00:00 EST

Researchers in Belize using electronic tagging on whale sharks have finally solved a marine mystery and discovered where the sharks find food. Scientists say the 65-foot-long whale sharks -- the world's largest fish -- dive nearly a mile in search of...
 

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