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Shark Week: DoE relaunches shark-monitoring programme

The Department of Environment has relaunched its Sharklogger Network, in which volunteer divers help monitor Cayman’s shark population.

The truth about sharks in Cayman

Recent sightings of sharks at Stingray Sandbar and alongside Seven Mile Beach, as well as organised educational dives with East End operator Ocean Frontiers, have sparked new interest in the species in the Cayman Islands.
Oceanic white tip sharks

Shark series helps get kids hooked on nature

More than 1,500 schoolchildren have signed up to attend ‘shark talks’ as part of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation’s Ocean Conservation Month.

Scientists call for better protection for sharks in Caribbean

In a letter in the journal Science this week, marine scientists have appealed for stronger policies to protect threatened migratory marine species, such as sharks, in the Caribbean.

Killed sharks pictured with fins removed

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.

The ocean’s deadliest predator

Today's editorial cartoon

DoE issues warning after spate of attacks on sharks

A series of shark attacks on Cayman Brac is causing concern – for the sharks, that is.

Scuba divers count shark population in Cayman waters

More than 100 sharks were counted by scuba divers in Cayman’s waters in January as part of a “citizen science” project to help keep track of numbers of the predators around the islands.

EDITORIAL – Why would anyone stab a nurse shark?

The recent video of a Cayman Brac scuba diving instructor removing a large kitchen knife from the head of a nurse shark has drawn thousands of views and sparked near-universal condemnation from commenters who, like us, are astonished that a human being could be so cruel to an innocent and graceful animal.

Cayman recognizes World Oceans Day

In recognition of World Oceans Day, Environment Minister Wayne Panton on Wednesday reasserted his commitment to seeing the National Conservation Law fully implemented as soon as possible and to bringing proposals to enhance and “future-proof” Cayman’s national system of marine parks.

Sharks celebrated at West Bay festival

There were sharks galore at the “SharKY Fest” in West Bay on Saturday

Sharks to be celebrated at June 4 festival

An event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the introduction of shark protection laws in the Cayman Islands will be held next week.

Guy Harvey, SeaWorld team up to save sharks

In a new partnership, Guy Harvey is teaming up with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to work on raising awareness and doing research on shark conservation.

World premiere for Cayman-made movie

Facing fears, from swimming with sharks to talking to a room full of strangers, is the inspiring theme of a new documentary by Cayman Islands-based filmmaker Michael Maes.

Branson, Harvey urge ocean conservation

British business magnate and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson and marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey made an appeal to the audience at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit on Friday evening to invest in ocean conservation projects.

Shell shock over turtle-riding scheme

After six months working as the head animal trainer at the Cayman Turtle Farm, Amy Souster quit because of the conditions in which turtles and other animals were kept at the West Bay tourist attraction, she said. The big project the Turtle Farm wanted her to work on, which she said she learned about after arriving on island, was a scheme to train turtles to give tourists rides in the water.

Lightning is the brightest

The fall roller hockey season at Kings Sports Centre is halfway through and the competition has been exciting, with many close battles and great competition.

Researchers track shark numbers

Researchers are tracking shark, snapper and grouper populations to monitor the health of predators on Cayman’s reefs.

Shark diving: Should Cayman take the bait?

The Cayman Islands could be missing out on an economic and conservation opportunity by maintaining its ban on shark diving, according to experts.

YCLA names athlete phenomenon Debra Searle as speaker

British-born adventurer, TV presenter, author and motivational speaker Debra Searle will address the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards, recounting her 3,300-mile, 111-day solo odyssey, rowing a homemade plywood boat from Spain to Barbados.

Vipers want title back from Lynx

With only four spots per league eligible for the playoffs, the stage is now set for the last two games of the flag football season.

Nyaundi plays down being a Star

The quarterback on any flag football team is the pivotal player who grabs the most attention whether the side does well or not.

Last chance to book playoff spot

As the 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football season’s final weekend of regular play approaches on Saturday, the playoff picture has taken shape and it is going to be a contest of will and endurance to dramatically alter things.

New flag football format makes for intense games

The 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football Association season continued over the weekend in spectacular fashion.

Surge in swimming

This summer was busy for swimmers in the Cayman Islands, with competitions at multiple levels overseas – from club, to national development to senior.

'Shark Talk' aims to change attitudes

Hundreds of schoolchildren will get to question filmmakers and scientists about sharks as part of a new three-day event, Cayman Shark Talk.

HSM show why they're No. 1 seed

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association week 9 games were played on Saturday, and all the teams are focusing more on securing seeding for the playoffs.

The Turtle Farm: A $30,000-a-day national meal

The Cayman Turtle Farm’s annual report has arrived. It contains bad news, and good news … sort of.

Wolverines outfox Lynx late on

Cayman Islands Flag Football Association showcased its first set of Monday night games in the centre of George Town at the TE McField Annex Field this week.

Fishermen warned over illegal shark fishing

Fishermen have been warned that catching sharks is now illegal in the Cayman Islands under the new National Conservation Law.

Predators pounce on Panthers

There were some extremely one-sided games in week 6 of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association’s Premier League on Saturday.

Panthers will battle Hellcats

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association’s Premier League week 4 wrapped up with the Burger King Panthers leading the men’s division and HSM leading the women’s.

Game Birds flying high after dousing Flames

The Roller Hockey at Kings Sports Centre welcomed Burger King Game Birds as new champions for the spring/summer 2015 league last month.

Lynx crushed by tricky HSM

The 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football Association season kicked off last weekend in spectacular fashion at the Ed Bush field in West Bay.

Young marine enthusiast makes generous donation

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation received a heartwarming donation of US$1,000 from Nolin Godwin, a 10-year-old visitor from Atmore, Alabama.

Ideas for summer teen activities

Keep teens busy this summer with Weekender's round-up of some of the best activities for all to enjoy.

Shark week planned for Cayman

The Cayman Islands will host its first annual “shark week” in July as part of a three-year sponsorship deal between Dart Realty and the Guy Harvey Research Institute.

Snack time: Shark feeds on lionfish in East End

A photograph of a shark eating a lionfish taken in East End this month may be an indication that sharks are beginning to hunt the invasive species in Cayman’s waters. However, experts caution that this is likely a rare exception to the rule.

The Great Shark Hunt

The Compass joined Guy Harvey's research team on an ongoing project to tag Oceanic White Tip sharks in Cayman's waters.

Protected species legislation comes into force this week

Substantial parts of the National Conservation Law, including the sections for designating protected land and protected species, will come into force on Earth Day later this month, Environment Minister Wayne Panton has confirmed.

Researchers, Cayman anglers team up to protect sharks

Researchers are aiming to tag up to 100 oceanic whitetip sharks in Cayman’s waters in a major research project on the critically endangered species.

Underwater photographer unveils collection

Noted photographer Marty Snyderman unveils a collection of vivid marine life images from around the world at Sunset House.

Wildlife sightings delight divers, fishermen

Hammerheads, manta rays, a sperm whale and even an 18-foot whale shark – there have been some amazing wildlife sightings around the Cayman Islands in recent weeks.

Photographer profile: Ellen Cuylaerts

Ellen Cuylaerts has gone from having a fear of water to becoming an award winning underwater photographer, capturing astounding images all over the world.

Devil Rays skate for final props before Christmas break

Round 13 of the 2014 Fall Ball Hockey League takes place at Kings Sports Centre.

Barracudas aiming to keep dangerous Devil Rays at bay

Round 11 of the Fall Ball Hockey League is leaping into action.

Barracudas enjoy bragging rights during Pirates Week break

Local ball hockey is on a brief break due to Cayman’s national festival.

Fear and fascination after shark sightings around Cayman

Sharks have been sighted in shallow waters in Cayman in recent days, but experts say there's no cause for alarm.

Sharknados and Barracudas close in on regular season crowns

Adult hockey at Kings Sports Centre is heading into its ninth week.

Iguanas champs as Kehoe goes

The John Doak Architecture Lady Iguanas were crowned champions of the Elite Marble & Granite Women’s 7s League, fall season, on Saturday.

Sevens wraps up with SA as hosts

Rugby sevens enters its fourth and final club round at the South Sound ground this weekend.

Barracudas biting at Sharks to cement their league lead

Cayman’s top ball hockey team hopes to gain some breathing room.

Shark-fishing ban on the way

A shark-fishing ban could be in force by early next year, environmental watchdogs said this week in response to public concerns about a dead nurse shark dumped on the coast line close to George Town dive shops.

All up for grabs in final games

The summer sevens rugby series continued with round 3, the Anzac 7s day, at the club ground in South Sound on Saturday.

Sharks hunt Barracudas

Round six of the 2014 Fall Ball Hockey League is taking place on Thursday night.

Iguanas empowered by Williams

Women’s sevens rugby saw more great matches at the South Sound ground on Saturday.

Academy too sharp for Tsotsis

The Heineken 7s first round kicked off in emphatic style with some spectacular rugby over the weekend at the South Sound ground.

Hockey update

The 2014 fall Ball Hockey League is heading into week five, with matches on Thursday night.

Sevens skills rising sharply

The fall season of the Elite Marble & Granite women’s 7s kicked off at the weekend and the hard training the ladies put in over the summer was evident and several players have really raised their game.

Sharknados keep pace with champs

On the rink, the Sharknados look far from their Hollywood namesakes.

Lynx eager to dethrone Panthers

The Domino’s Lynx are ready to deliver revenge on the gridiron.

Traders sport best start

Youth hockey is going into its fourth week of action.

New season stirs Olympic hope

The women’s national rugby 7s team has trained hard for the new season which commences this Saturday.

Flames burn Solar Bears to continue flawless start

Local roller hockey remains dominated by the Cayman Hot Sauce Flames.

Devil Rays hunting to stall Sharks, secure bragging rights

The Devil Rays are aiming to set the pace on the rink.

Scorpions and Sharks score upsets

The Lady Sharks and CrossFit 7Mile Scorpions served notice of their championship intentions.

Androgroup wired to tackle repeat

Parity might be the biggest stumbling block for the Androgroup Killa-Panthers.

Predators hunt down Panthers

Week 13 of the Digicel Premier League at the Ed Bush field was all about postseason positioning.

Sharks allow Lynx to grab win

Week 12 of the Digicel Premier League continued in full force at the Ed Bush field in West Bay with six exciting games on Saturday.

Panthers succumb to Mustangs

In Week 11 of the Digicel Premier League, the Burger King Panthers received their first loss of the season, against the Lone Star Mustangs.

Killa B’zzz sting Andro Panthers

Playoff intensity was in great supply in Week 10 of the Digicel Premier League.

Vicious Hellcats corral Mustangs

Week 9 of the Digicel Premier League produced lots of excitement on the gridrion.

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