Local Frogs Find Fame

Some Cuban Tree Frogs photographed on St. Martin are having their moment in the spotlight in a recent article called Early-life disruption of amphibian microbiota decreases later-life resistance to parasites. They’re featured in Figure 1, and you can read the article for free. In basic terms, the study showed that lack of exposure to bacteria …

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Local Frogs Find Fame

Some Cuban Tree Frogs photographed on St. Martin are having their moment in the spotlight in a recent article called Early-life disruption of amphibian microbiota decreases later-life resistance to parasites. They’re featured in Figure 1, and you can read the article for free. In basic terms, the study showed that lack of exposure to bacteria …

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Mysteries of the Ghaut

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week we explore some freshwater mysteries on St. Kitts and Nevis. Diving into the vibrant ecosystems of mountain streams on St. Kitts and Nevis, one has to wonder—how did everything get here? Imagine starting at the coast and heading up a ghaut—the …

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Masters of the Ghaut

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week we find out who rules the streams and rivers of St. Kitts. In nature, every habitat needs an animal at the top of the food chain. Often these animals are called an apex predators. They play crucial role in the health …

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Masters of the Ghaut

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week we find out who rules the streams and rivers of St. Kitts. In nature, every habitat needs an animal at the top of the food chain. Often these animals are called an apex predators. They play crucial role in the health …

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Filters of the Ghaut

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week we dive into the freshwater ecosystems of St. Kitts and Nevis to see who keeps the water clean. Ah, the ghaut! Is there any better place to be on St. Kitts or Nevis? The bottoms of these steep ravines are cool …

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Into the Ghaut

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week we dive into the freshwater ecosystems of St. Kitts and Nevis. Ghaut, ghut, gut: however you spell it, it refers to the steep ravines that link hills and mountains to the sea. Nestled in the bottom of some, we find streams …

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A Monkey to Blame?

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week, how do you know if something’s wrong in the local ecology, and how do you know what it is? During a February 2017 field visit to St. Kitts and Nevis, I marveled at the forests. There were huge trees, hanging vines, …

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A Night with the Bat People

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week, join the bat people to study these furry flying critters on St. Kitts. The bat people don’t have a lot of time to rest. Scientists studying these flying mammals spend their days scouting good locations to catch them and their evenings …

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A Night with the Bat People

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week, join the bat people to study these furry flying critters on St. Kitts. The bat people don’t have a lot of time to rest. Scientists studying these flying mammals spend their days scouting good locations to catch them and their evenings …

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