Category Archives: NATURE

World Tsunami Awareness Day/ United Nations Content

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Revealed: The 21 new UNESCO World Heritage sites for 2016/ Hazel Plush, Travel writer

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“This year’s additions to the Unesco World Heritage list have just been announced, after a four-day annual pow-wow in Istanbul. While the criteria for making the list sound quite dry – the roll call includes historical significance, legacy and common heritage – the shortlist is anything but. A big hit of culture awaits…”

 

 

UNESCO Heritage Sites

Rock Formations/ Prompt Stomp

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For Prompt Storm 15, Megan calls for photographs of Rocks, Gems and Minerals. There were so really cool photos I wanted to share with you (in my head) but my library is not within my reach due to probably permanent technical difficulties. So, instead my contribution focus more on rock formation near the sea due to volcanic activity or sea erosion.

 

For your viewing pleasure:

 

1. Petite Piton [One of the twin peaks created by volcanic plugs in Soufriere, St. Lucia]

 

Relaxing Day In The Islands

Relaxing Day via Yelhispressing

 

2. Seaside view near Flower Cave, St. Lucy, Barbados

It is Rough In Those Streets

Rough Seas

 

 

3. Seaside St. Lucy, Barbados [an inlet instead of the direct pounding of the rough seas.

St. Lucy, Barbados

Hippo & Sweat Glands

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Hippopotamus

Source:This image was originally posted to Flickr by Kabacchi at http://flickr.com/photos/36197880@. 

Did You Know

Hippopotamus have no sweat glands? To keep their bodies cool, they constantly splash in water and/or mud puddles. So folks they are not nasty, they have to deep all time to prevent dehydration.


Information from an episode of Animal Planet aired on the 4th of November, 2015.

 

The Struggle to save the Caribbean’s huge barrier reef

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It is imperative on each of us to play our part in saving the gifts that earth offers. The beauty of the Caribbean Reef is reason enough but one should remember that if this eye thriller dies, an ecosystem fails. Let us not for one second think, that only the fishes’ lifestyle will change.

Repeating Islands

Great Blue Hole, a collapsed underwater cave system, Lighthouse Reef, Belize Barrier Reef, Belize, Caribbean, Central America

A story from the BBC . . .

The Caribbean’s Mesoamerican Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world, stretching 600 miles (965 km). Only the Great Barrier Reef surpasses it.

The reef’s northernmost point aligns with Cancún in Mexico. From there it stretches south-east alongside the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.

Visitors flock to its sandy-white beaches and warm seas to snorkel and scuba dive. The Mesoamerican Reef supports millions of people along the neighbouring coasts.

But the tourism industry, combined with ecological pressures like overfishing and pollution, are taking their toll on the reef and the many local fishing communities.

This summer, the International League of Conservation Photographers partnered with Comunidad y Biodiversidad (COBI) to encourage sustainable practices, such as no-take fish refuges that allow populations to recover. They want 20% of the reef protected as a no-take zone.

Some fishermen are now…

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Tet Paul Nature Reserve

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Nestled in the hills of  Chateau Belair ( a community hidden in the hills in South-west St.Lucia ), a scenery  jumps at you, offered  through the  Tet Paul Nature reserve. An easy hike of 45 minutes  boasts unobstructed scenery of the Pitons (UNESCO World Heritage Sight), Mt. Gimie (the tallest peak in St. Lucia), the environs of the South and  South-west of St. Lucia and on a clear sky day, sights of Martinique and St. Vincent.
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U.S. scientists explore Grenada’s huge underwater volcano – poses dangerous tsunami risk to U.S. coast

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I remember the last time Jenny erupted, I remember watching the footage on tv as everyone wondered if another Monsterrat or Martinique would occur.

The Extinction Protocol

The dangerous Kick’em Jenny volcano has erupted 10 times since 1939, with the most recent eruption in 1990.
May 2014CARIBBEAN – A team of scientists from the United States have traveled to Grenada, exploring the darkest corners of a huge underwater volcano off the island’s coast hoping to better understanding the mysteries of earthquakes and tsunamis, and ultimately saving lives. President of US Ocean Exploration Trust, Robert Ballard, famous for discovering the Titanic 12,000 feet below the surface of the icy North Atlantic in 1985, has set his sights on exploring the volcano, ‘Kick’em Jenny’, studying its eruption history and learn more about how underwater volcanoes can pose a threat. Ballard, who is also director of the Centre for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, said the Kick’em Jenny volcano has a history of explosive eruptions, which could have the potential to…

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