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Amuseum Naturalis to Launch Research Library and Poetry Exhibit

The Les Fruits de Mer association will be showcasing two new projects at Amuseum Naturalis this month. One is Soualibra, a free research library focused on St. Martin. The other is an exhibit of poems from Hurricane Protocol, the latest book by acclaimed St. Martin author Lasana M. Sekou. “We’re excited to launch two projects …

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Amuseum Naturalis to Launch Research Library and Poetry Exhibit

The Les Fruits de Mer association will be showcasing two new projects at Amuseum Naturalis this month. One is Soualibra, a free research library focused on St. Martin. The other is an exhibit of poems from Hurricane Protocol, the latest book by acclaimed St. Martin author Lasana M. Sekou. “We’re excited to launch two projects …

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April Volunteer Day

Our April volunteer day was amazing! We did so much and had a lot of fun doing it. We love the fantastic group of people that are coming together to make a museum for St. Martin!

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5,000 Years of Eco

The idea of being eco-friendly is spreading on St. Martin. We can see images from around the world of birds, sea turtles, and even whales that died after eating plastics. We find litter on our own beaches, and the eternal fire of the Philipsburg dump is a constant reminder that we are making more waste …

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Thank You Endemic Animal Festival Sponsors!

We are incredibly lucky to have the support of some great local businesses. Their contributions allow us to do amazing things and keep the Endemic Animal Festival free so everyone can enjoy it! 2019 Gold Sponsor Delta Petroleum Founded in 1985, Delta serves the Caribbean with superior performance diesel, gasoline and LPG meeting U.S. and …

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Endemic Animal Festival Gets Big Boost from Delta Petroleum

The Les Fruits de Mer association is hard at work on the annual Endemic Animal Festival, coming up on Sunday, April 28th from 9am to noon at Amuseum Naturalis. This year’s theme is Survivors. The festival will feature more activities and special exhibits than ever, but it will still be free to the public thanks …

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The Skinks of Tintamarre

Skinks are small, shiny lizards. With their sleek bodies and small legs they look like they want to be snakes, and maybe could be in a million years or so. For most of history, the skinks of the eastern Caribbean were all lumped into one species. Herpetologists—scientists who study reptiles and amphibians—knew that these skinks …

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Les Fruits de Mer Design World’s First Octomaran for Marine Research

Move over, boring old catamarans—make way for the octomaran! The Les Fruits de Mer association is finalizing its design for the world’s first eight-hull sailing ship. The ship, to be named the Calamari, will serve as a traveling laboratory for ocean research. “How much more stable is the octomaran compared to a single-hull ship? Obviously, …

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