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TROPICAL MARINE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION                                                    October 2016

Hurricane Matthew, Swim to Klein, and more!

We are mid way through the Fall semester here at CIEE and the excitement continues. We have been busy this month prepping for hurricanes, swimming to Klein Bonaire, and celebrating Halloween in eco-friendly fashion. Check out the full stories and more below! 

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Hurricane Matthew Effects on Bonaire

Hurricane Matthew Effects on Bonaire

By: Sara Buckley & Martijn Koot The edge of Hurricane Matthew brushed Bonaire the 29th of September bringing large amounts of rainfall, heavy winds and most of all big waves on our windward and leeward coasts. Hurricanes are often a rarity in the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao) and are usually devastating to these low-lying islands. Thankfully, Matthew only brushed …

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High School Highlight: Micro-plastics on Bonaire

High School Highlight: Micro-plastics on Bonaire

By: Julia Marisol Martinus My name is Julia Marisol Martinus. I am 18 years old and I am a student at the local high school. I am in my last year of school and currently conducting my senior thesis.   I am doing research about micro-plastics. Micro-plastics are classified as small plastic particles with a length of 5 mm or …

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16th Annual Jong Bonaire Swim to Klein Bonaire

16th Annual Jong Bonaire Swim to Klein Bonaire

By: Nikki Jackson October 9th was this year’s annual swim to Klein Bonaire, hosted by Jong Bonaire. The proceeds of this annual event go towards funding Bonaire’s youth development program run by Jong Bonaire organization, and is a local favorite event for friends and family. Situated just before the beginning of Bonaire Sailing Regatta Week, this swim to Klein jump …

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Halloween Hooplah

Halloween Hooplah

By: Nikki Jackson As a part of the Tropical Marine Conservation Biology course, CIEE fall semester students celebrated Halloween this year in recycled style. In an attempt to reduce the waste that usually goes into holidays, we made it our task to celebrate Halloween by using as few new materials as possible. Recycled materials were used for everything from decorations to …

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