NPS will continue to control targeted invasive non-native plants that displace native plant species and alter plant community diversity.
A Senate committee voted Monday to forward a bill banning two chemicals found in many sunscreens after a panel of witnesses, including chemists and divers, testified that the compounds contribute to the deterioration of coral reefs and have been linked to harmful side effects in humans.
The least terns have established a nesting area on Buck Island Reef, and to ensure protection for the colony, eggs and chicks, the National Park Service (NPS) has closed the section of beach from the point to the pier (south).
The goals of the project are also to bring potable water to public schools and to reduce the impacts of plastic pollution in our territory.
St. Croix Environmental Association’s (SEA) Coral Conservation Corps is a unique program for junior and high school students to learn about St. Croix's coral reef ecosystems, marine habitats, migratory critters and snorkeling safely in local surroundings.
I am old enough to remember the first, wildly hopeful Earth Day, April 22, 1970. I was 20 years old. I also remember the release of Rachel Carson’s seachanging book “Silent Spring” – which inspired not only the first Earth Day but also the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The development of the report on the State of Marine Habitats in the Wider Caribbean (SoMH) and the Regional Strategy and Action Plan for the Valuation, Protection and/or Restoration of Key Marine Habitats in the Wider Caribbean 2021-2030 (RSAP) will result in new tools for the sustainable management of coastal resources regionally.
DPNR performed water quality analysis at 32 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of March 25-29, 2019. All sampled beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing.
On Feb. 28, Coral World Ocean Park received a call that a sea turtle had stranded at the bottom of the Bolongo Bay cliffs. When the rescuers clambered down the cliff, they found a sub-adult, green sea turtle lying on its back.
An academically challenging program for junior high and high school students, the Coral Conservation Corps includes plenty of field experience with snorkel and kayak trips, indoor and outdoor labs, and the opportunity to meet and engage with local marine and wildlife biologists.