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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.