The ocean naturally recycles itself. In the Virgin Islands we recognize that fact and have made it illegal to remove natural objects from beaches and shorelines. This includes seashells, coral, natural drift wood, seaweed, pebbles, sand, etc. If it belongs there, leave it there.
~ Longspine squirrelfish – Holocentus rufus
*Any alteration to shoreline, no matter how small, requires a permit. Inquire at the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources.*
It is time for the Annual EAST Whale Watches 2017. Join the Environmental Association St. Thomas -St. John (EAST) for our annual St. Thomas, Virgin Islands whale watches on Sunday, March 5 and Saturday, March … Continue reading →
Junior Spotted Eaglerays swim in formation in a Mangrove Lagoon. ~ January 18, 2017. The Climate Change VI team has been following four very young Spotted Eaglerays (Aetobatus narinari)* in the Mandahl Bay, St. Thomas, … Continue reading →
IT WAS LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, October 30, when I got the call. For some time Anna and Alcedo “Justin” Francis had been observing a large bird-of-prey sitting on the narrow rocky shoreline of Tutu Bay. … Continue reading →
The Brown Garden Eel Heteroconger longissimus Conger Eels: Brown Garden Eel – Heteroconger longissimus. Colonies with dozens to thousands of individuals inhabit sand flats with nearby reefs, depth 15 feet to over 200. … Continue reading →