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Deadly coral disease found over 4-mile area

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.

DoE preps for Sandbar reopening

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.

Coral killer disease found in Cayman

Cayman’s reefs are under attack from the mysterious, but deadly Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease that has ravaged Florida’s coral reefs.

Starfish emerge in numbers in North Side

Popular nature attraction Starfish Point has seen a resurgence of its namesake animal during the COVID-19 lockdown, and the Department of Environment is urging the public to take extra care when visiting the site.

Daily stingray feedings draw on DoE resources, personnel

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.

Turtle-mating season under way

Turtle mating season is underway and Department of Environment Deputy Director Tim Austin is urging people not to disturb the animals.

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