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The Department of Environment has relaunched its Sharklogger Network, in which volunteer divers help monitor Cayman’s shark population.
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.
More than 1,500 schoolchildren have signed up to attend ‘shark talks’ as part of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation’s Ocean Conservation Month.
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.
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.
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A series of shark attacks on Cayman Brac is causing concern – for the sharks, that is.
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.
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.
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.
There were sharks galore at the “SharKY Fest” in West Bay on Saturday
An event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the introduction of shark protection laws in the Cayman Islands will be held next week.
In a new partnership, Guy Harvey is teaming up with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to work on raising awareness and doing research on shark conservation.
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.
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.
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.
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 are tracking shark, snapper and grouper populations to monitor the health of predators on Cayman’s reefs.
The Cayman Islands could be missing out on an economic and conservation opportunity by maintaining its ban on shark diving, according to experts.
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.
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.
The quarterback on any flag football team is the pivotal player who grabs the most attention whether the side does well or not.
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.
The 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football Association season continued over the weekend in spectacular fashion.
This summer was busy for swimmers in the Cayman Islands, with competitions at multiple levels overseas – from club, to national development to senior.
Hundreds of schoolchildren will get to question filmmakers and scientists about sharks as part of a new three-day event, Cayman Shark Talk.
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 Cayman Turtle Farm’s annual report has arrived. It contains bad news, and good news … sort of.
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 have been warned that catching sharks is now illegal in the Cayman Islands under the new National Conservation Law.
There were some extremely one-sided games in week 6 of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association’s Premier League on Saturday.
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.
The Roller Hockey at Kings Sports Centre welcomed Burger King Game Birds as new champions for the spring/summer 2015 league last month.
The 2015 Cayman Islands Flag Football Association season kicked off last weekend in spectacular fashion at the Ed Bush field in West Bay.
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation received a heartwarming donation of US$1,000 from Nolin Godwin, a 10-year-old visitor from Atmore, Alabama.
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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.
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 Compass joined Guy Harvey's research team on an ongoing project to tag Oceanic White Tip sharks in Cayman's waters.
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 are aiming to tag up to 100 oceanic whitetip sharks in Cayman’s waters in a major research project on the critically endangered species.
Noted photographer Marty Snyderman unveils a collection of vivid marine life images from around the world at Sunset House.
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.
Ellen Cuylaerts has gone from having a fear of water to becoming an award winning underwater photographer, capturing astounding images all over the world.
Round 13 of the 2014 Fall Ball Hockey League takes place at Kings Sports Centre.
Round 11 of the Fall Ball Hockey League is leaping into action.
Local ball hockey is on a brief break due to Cayman’s national festival.
Sharks have been sighted in shallow waters in Cayman in recent days, but experts say there's no cause for alarm.
Adult hockey at Kings Sports Centre is heading into its ninth week.
The John Doak Architecture Lady Iguanas were crowned champions of the Elite Marble & Granite Women’s 7s League, fall season, on Saturday.
Rugby sevens enters its fourth and final club round at the South Sound ground this weekend.
Cayman’s top ball hockey team hopes to gain some breathing room.
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.
The summer sevens rugby series continued with round 3, the Anzac 7s day, at the club ground in South Sound on Saturday.
Round six of the 2014 Fall Ball Hockey League is taking place on Thursday night.
Women’s sevens rugby saw more great matches at the South Sound ground on Saturday.
The Heineken 7s first round kicked off in emphatic style with some spectacular rugby over the weekend at the South Sound ground.
The 2014 fall Ball Hockey League is heading into week five, with matches on Thursday night.
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.
On the rink, the Sharknados look far from their Hollywood namesakes.
The Domino’s Lynx are ready to deliver revenge on the gridiron.
Youth hockey is going into its fourth week of action.
The women’s national rugby 7s team has trained hard for the new season which commences this Saturday.
Local roller hockey remains dominated by the Cayman Hot Sauce Flames.
The Devil Rays are aiming to set the pace on the rink.
The Lady Sharks and CrossFit 7Mile Scorpions served notice of their championship intentions.
Parity might be the biggest stumbling block for the Androgroup Killa-Panthers.
Week 13 of the Digicel Premier League at the Ed Bush field was all about postseason positioning.
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.
In Week 11 of the Digicel Premier League, the Burger King Panthers received their first loss of the season, against the Lone Star Mustangs.
Playoff intensity was in great supply in Week 10 of the Digicel Premier League.
Week 9 of the Digicel Premier League produced lots of excitement on the gridrion.