Four species of V.I. skinks are on the list for more intensive review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if they’ll make the endangered or threatened species list.
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:
Volunteers sighted 3,615 birds from 75 different species on St. Croix during the annual Christmas Bird Count — more than in past years, according to its organizers.
Although a BVI environmentalist warned recently that swallowing large doses of water where sargassum seaweed is present could be fatal, other experts don’t agree.