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ST. GEORGE’S — An underwater volcano off the Caribbean coast is on the verge of erupting – posing a risk to all passing ships. Named Kick ’em Jenny, the volcano – which sits 180m below sea level off the northern coast of Grenada – has produced no less than 200

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  WILLEMSTAD — There has been yet another oceanic discovery, this time, deep in a coral reef off of Curacao in the Caribbean. Scientists have found a new fish, named the Coryphopterus curasub, which is a species of Goby different from any Goby yet known to man. The discovery was

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CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. officials are seeking to limit the number of parrotfish caught in federal waters off St. Croix to help protect the brightly colored species, as well as fragile Caribbean coral reefs. The National Marine Fisheries Service began collecting public comments on its proposal this week before issuing a decision.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Caribbean corals have declined by about 50 percent in the past 50 years. In 2005, coral reefs in the Virgin Islands were severely impacted by high temperatures and disease. “Coastal pollution, storms, and warm water can stress a coral out, which is why we’re looking at what’s

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Tuesday that it has begun a study of coral reefs and fish populations in the Virgin Islands. Scientists will collect data on reefs surrounding St. Thomas and St. John through July 23 as part of the NOAA Coral

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CHRISTIANSTED — A deadly bacteria that can decimate citrus has been found in California, the second such discovery in three years, according to agricultural officials. Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, was detected last week on a kumquat tree in a residential area of San Gabriel. The bacterial disease, which can be

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Raw sewage discharged into the ocean kills coral reefs at an alarming rate, a new U.S. Virgin Islands study says. Coral reefs are far more likely to develop disease and die when exposed to bacteria and nutrients in raw sewage than coral in unpolluted areas, according

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JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., July 8, 2015  — After more than two years of intensive rehabilitation and care, Mahi, a juvenile green sea turtle who was rehabilitated by The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, was released at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, on Vilano Beach in St. Augustine, Florida. Prior to her

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CRUZ BAY – A Delaware family poisoned during their stay at a St. John luxury resort is not doing well and will likely never recover, according to authorities. At a press conference this week, Gov. Kenneth Mapp  said three of the four members of the Esmond-Devine family poisoned in March are

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  Three species of sea turtles – hawksbill, leatherback and green – make nesting sites on the tiny West Indies island every summer and early fall. And for more than 10 years a group of nesting season volunteers has worked day and night to monitor nests and do everything they

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