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Heavenly Abode - Mauritius

“Mauritius was made first, and then heaven. Heaven was copied after Mauritius” – Mark Twain 

I honestly thought this was a wee bit exaggerated, until I saw Mauritius for real.

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Global warming fuels coral killer, study finds

Global warming worsens a disease that has almost wiped out Caribbean coral reefs, according to a new study by researchers at the Florida Institute of Technology, Jim Wymer reports in… 493 more words


Along Cuba’s Coast, the Last Best Coral Reef in the Caribbean Thrives

This article by Fen Montagne appeared in Yale’s Environment 360. It is accompanied by an impressive photo gallery.

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The enduring image of Cuba is of a country locked in a time warp, with 1950s American sedans cruising the streets, colonial-era buildings in disrepair, and six decades of strict state control over the economy and a U.S. 307 more words

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Reef Check Training of 27 & 28 Feb Complete

Save the Beach Maldives, in Association with local NGO Gemana and Villimale’ dive centre, Nine Star Diving, hosted a Reef Check training session this weekend. Starting from 9 am onwards on Friday 27 Feb 2015 the sessions included classroom and assessment time. 116 more words



I refuse to turn towards the terrace and see the snow.  The snow that’s been falling and sticking for hours now, on this Sunday, March 1st.   54 more words


How Do You Keep Invasive Species out of America’s Largest Marine Reserve?

From Honolulu, it takes a day and a half to get there by boat. But Scott Godwin, an expert in the ways “alien” marine life can travel and take hold in new places, knows what is at risk. 1,568 more words


Scientists link warming ocean with coral-killing disease

‘Our data show that climate change has helped drive down staghorn and elkhorn corals …’

Staff Report

FRISCO — Elkhorn and staghorn corals, once widespread across the Caribbean, have all but disappeared from the region, and scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology think they know why — ocean warming has been a big factor in the die-off, making the corals more susceptible to white-band disease. 328 more words