Category Archives: Antillean Field Journal

The Lizard That Wasn’t There

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week we don’t find a gecko on St. Kitts and Nevis. There’s no eureka moment when you go into the wild and don’t find something. No lightbulb flashes on. It’s more like mood lighting. Each time you don’t see it, an idea …

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The Lizard That Wasn’t There

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week we don’t find a gecko on St. Kitts and Nevis. There’s no eureka moment when you go into the wild and don’t find something. No lightbulb flashes on. It’s more like mood lighting. Each time you don’t see it, an idea …

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Tiny Terrors

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week we discover some of the smallest scary beasts on St. Kitts and Nevis. In the wild and diverse tree of life, we often imagine ourselves at the top. Fair or not, we do have incredible power to shape the world. Beside …

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Mapping an Invasion

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week we watch a frog invade St. Kitts. For a long time, it was very hard for a frog to cross the sea. A lizard can cling to a fallen tree and drift to the next island—not easy, but not impossible. For …

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For the Record

Get an inside look at science as it happens in the Caribbean. This week we look at different kinds of discovery on St. Kitts and Nevis. Perhaps you’ve heard of the scientific record. I couldn’t find an actual definition of it, but it is basically all the science that has been published. You might imagine …

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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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