A Guide to Beaches and Bays of Trinidad and Tobago 2nd ed.

I am doing my happy dance and if you guys know me that’s because we just got a glossy, new book that has been on my wishlist for months, thanks to two of our colleagues who attended the Institute of Marine Affairs’ Community Research Symposium, which was held at the BPTT/Mayaro Resource Centre on the 20th September, 2017. Thanks again guys, love getting books to add to our collection. I am going to enjoy cataloguing this book so much.

This guidebook which contains app. 104 pages, as well as, a bibliography and relevant appendices, provides a wealth of information, covering coastal zones in both Trinidad and Tobago, that really allows one to appreciate the beaches and bays of the our country, as well as, the natural flora and fauna.

 

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Image showing the cover of “A Guide to Beaches and Bays of Trinidad and Tobago – 2nd ed.

Persons wishing to view this book can visit me at my desk or send me an email.

State of the Marine Environment Trinidad and – 2016

I am pleased to announce that we have received our copy of the Institute of Marine Affairs’ (IMA) State of the Marine Environment Trinidad and Tobago for 2016, and it has been processed and catalogued.

A visually appealing document, with illustrations and maps, which presents information that is supported by scientific research, one can find details on various types of pollution, different types of marine environments, emerging issues, as well as, policy intervention.

For those interested in reading the full report you can visit me at my desk or send me an email.

Dramatic Climate Change Factor for Masses of Sargasso from Texas to Tobago

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sargasso in cancun

Beach resorts in Mexico continue to deal with the intrusive Sargasso problem that has left nearly all of its pristine beaches under a thick layer of the brown seaweed.

There has been an estimated 90 tons of sargassum algae washed up on Cancun’s beaches causing some tourists to cancel their sunny beach vacations. Mexican authorities are doing their best to deal with the issue, having recruited hundreds of diggers and machinery to clear the beaches.

The problem is not only along the Mexican coast though.

Since May, the seaweed has hit nearly every part of the Caribbean, causing major headaches from Texas all the way to the island of Tobago in the south Caribbean.

Scientists say that the seaweed is an important part of the coastal eco-system and explain that it plays an important role in beach nourishment. They also say that they have associated the massive quantities of this…

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