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Habitat loss remains the number one threat to Cayman’s plummeting crab population.
The deadly stony coral tissue loss disease have been found at two new sites in East End, the Department of Environment has reported.
As Cayman's turtle-nesting season gets under way, a new research paper prepared by the Cayman Islands Department of Environment and the University of Exeter in the UK has tracked a major increase in the sea turtle-nesting population over 22 years.
Both the Planning Department and the Department of Environment have issued stop notices after the illegal clearing of mangrove in the Red Bay area.
An eight-year-old girl is among several people nursing injuries after encountering jellyfish along Seven Mile Beach this week.
Over three days last week, hundreds of volunteer divers worked to clear sand that was smothering coral at Eden Rock. Those efforts may have paid off, according to Department of Environment Deputy Director Tim Austin.
Recent sightings of a sperm whale and its calf and a large sixgill shark surfacing in local waters are encouraging signs that demonstrates Cayman’s rich diversity, the Department of Environment’s Tim Austin has said.
Department of Environment researchers say they are growing increasingly worried as the deadly Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease, first spotted at Penny’s Arch in the Rum Point Channel, appears to have spread over a four-mile area.
Three instances of bonfires found close to turtle nests have prompted a warning from the Department of Environment as it raised concerns about the safety of hatchlings.
Restrictions at Stingray City and the Sandbar are set to be lifted on 19 July and the Department of Environment is preparing for the return of visitors to the North Sound sites.
With fishermen back out to sea and leisure activities on the water now virtually uninhibited, the Department of Environment is reminding those casting their lines to fish in moderation.
From 19 July, restrictions on the Sandbar and Stingray City will come to an end and for deputy director of the Department of Environment, Tim Austin, that day cannot come fast enough.
Debris from a rocket that launched from French Guiana in December was spotted off Cayman Brac last week.
Cayman’s iconic Stingray City is not believed to be at risk despite the closure of the site to tour boats.
A total of 326 Cayman parrots have been registered with the Department of Environment at the close of its six-month amnesty.
Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Department of Environmental Health are currently working on the site of small surface landfill fire that is extinguished...
The Sister Islands rock iguana on Little Cayman has been tagged “critically endangered” after the most recent survey taken by the Department of Environment.
Lobster season closes on Sunday until 30 Nov., the Department of Environment is reminding the public.
During the 2019 turtle-nesting season, the longest one ever recorded, 675 nests were found across all three islands.
Cullers have turned in 54,508 green iguanas since the start of this year.
Researchers from Cayman’s Department of Environment and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation reported encouraging initial findings from the annual Nassau grouper aggregation in the Sister Islands.
The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort has applied for a coastal works licence to re-establish the eroded beach in front of its Seven Mile...
West Bay mangroves cleared without permission
The Department of Environment is urging the public to correctly dispose of fishing line after divers found a dead hawksbill turtle in 80 feet of water off the coast of North West Point, in West Bay. The turtle’s left flipper was wrapped in fishing line, according to the DoE.
The Department of Environment is appealing to Cayman Islands residents to help document the incidences of ‘king tides’ – much higher-than-normal tidal surges – that are expected early this year.
The Department of Environment said it will be closing off its green iguana culling collections for the year from Monday, 23 Dec.
The National Roads Authority is seeking approval from the Department of Environmental Health to move three graves in a private cemetery to facilitate the...
Research labs, including our own at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute, have made great progress in improving the ‘fitness’ of corals so they are more resilient. While there has been enormous progress, the scientific knowledge needed to regrow a coral reef is still is in its infancy.
Piece by piece, section by section, scientists for Verdant Isle claim they can relocate some of the coral reef impacted by the planned cruise...
Tanja Laaser doesn’t have a cape or a spandex outfit, but when the green iguana hotline rings on Little Cayman, she answers the call.
Researchers studying seabird populations in the Sister Islands have discovered evidence of the devastating impact of discarded plastic in the ocean.
Fishermen made the horrific find of hundreds of dead fish and sharks tangled in an abandoned net drifting off Grand Cayman on Monday.
After the winter full moon, at three sites around the Cayman Islands, scientists gather to study and document one of the wonders of the underwater world.
Just days after putting out a warning over illegal shark fishing, the Cayman Islands Department of Environment, received an anonymous tip that the problem may be worse than they thought.