Two weeks of STENAPA Kids Summer Club started on July 27th and ended on August 7th. The first week catered to those aged 8-11 and the second week catered to those 12-15. Each year, the program hopes to encourage a group of….
Keeping our corals healthy
The third presentation in the Marine Park Information Series ‘Keeping our Corals Healthy’ was a dive into the marine park. From the point of view of corals, Jessica Berkel, STENAPA’s Marine Park Manager, described the amazing world under the sea, the several ways we benefit, the……
Rinsing protocol for dive gear used at dive sites with diseased corals
Non-sensitive equipment and tools should be soaked for 10 minutes in a 1% bleach solution, rinsed with fresh water and allowed to air dry. The bleach wash solution should be allowed to……
STENAPA takes measures against coral disease in Statia
A relatively new coral disease termed ‘Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease’ is a fast spreading lethal disease that was first reported in Florida 2014 and later in St Maarten in November 2018. The cause…..
New Diadema project aims to restore sea urchins in Saban and Statian waters
The new RAAK PRO Diadema project aims to restore the population of the long-spined sea urchin populations (Diadema sp) on the coral reefs around Saba and St. Eustatius. This particular urchin was……