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February, 2016

  • 2 February

    Stingrays Important to Local Ecosystem

    Speaking at the Friends of the Environment’s Abaco Science Alliance Conference on January 7, 2016, Owen O’Shea, associate research scientist at the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI), shared how the Shark Research and Conservation Program is trying to learn more concerning stingrays as so little research exists on them.

  • 2 February

    Lionfish Threat to Environment Readdressed

    Dr. Craig Layman’s presentation asked the question: “What if we are wrong about the lionfish invasion?” Looking at what an invasive species represents, Dr. Layman wanted to know if lionfish are truly causing severe harm to the marine environment because globally it is regarded as one of the most severe environmental threats in the Western Atlantic.

  • 2 February

    Impacts of Colour on Longevity of Bahamian Mosquitofish

    Sean T. Giery’s presentation on “The Evolutionary Ecology of Communication in Bahamian mosquitofish” led to a plethora of information on a little known fish in our waters. According to Giery, the Bahamian mosquitofish (Gambusia spp.) is only about an inch in length.

August, 2013

  • 29 August

    Friends of the Environment hosts Summer 2013 Field Courses

    A two- day session on Sea Cucumbers, Starfish and Urchins heralded a series of six exciting classroom and field research courses- two in June, two in July and two in August- offered by Friends of the Environment to older high school students. The Summer courses, which started on June 20, consisted of mornings classroom documentation on the proposed topic and was followed by afternoon field trips, most of them taking place as close to town as Eastern Shores and Great Cistern or as far as Cross Harbour, Long Beach, Casuarina Point and Snake Cay. Mangrove habitats and creeks were the favourite exploration areas.