August 21, 2014

Fourth Trinational (Cuba-Mexico-USA) Workshop Convenes in Florida

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The fourth meeting of the Trinational Intiative will take place in Sarasota, Florida: Sept. 27-29, 2010

The fourth meeting of the Trinational Intiative took place in Sarasota, Florida: Sept. 27-29, 2010

The fourth meeting of U.S., Mexican and Cuban scientists wrapped up at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota on September 30, 2010 with an outline for a formal plan of action designed to better the health of the Gulf of Mexico and western Caribbean through a collaborative approach to management and conservation issues.

The workshop of the Trinational Initiative for Marine Research and Conservation in the Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean was especially timely in the wake of the summer’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and included a session focused on the spill.

We’ve been saying for many years that we need good baseline data about these areas and that we need to work together across nations to have a consistent approach for the gathering and sharing of information,” said Mote President Dr. Kumar Mahadevan. “The oil spill showed us how easy it is to get into trouble and that we need to work together to be prepared for natural and man-made disasters.” [Read more...]

Premiere of 2010-11 Season of PBS “Nature” Series Focuses on Cuba

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The 2010-2011 Season of PBS' Acclaimed "Nature" Series Focuses on Cuba, Featuring Work of the Trinational Initiative

The 2010-2011 Season Premiere of PBS' Acclaimed "Nature" Series Focuses on Cuba, Featuring Work of the Trinational Initiative

Cuba may have been restricted politically and economically for the past 50 years, but its borders have remained open to wildlife for which Cuba’s undeveloped islands are an irresistible draw. While many islands in the Caribbean have poisoned or paved over their ecological riches on land and in the sea in pursuit of a growing tourist industry, Cuba’s wild landscapes have remained virtually untouched, creating a safe haven for rare and intriguing indigenous animals, as well as for hundreds of species of migrating birds and marine creatures. Coral reefs have benefited, too. Independent research has shown that Cuba’s corals are doing much better than others both in the Caribbean and around the world. [Read more...]