Category Archives: News

A St. Martin Mystery

There’s something strange under the sand at the far end of Grand Case Bay. What is it and how did it get there? Help us solve this mystery!

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Amuseum Naturalis Celebrates 5,000 Visitors with Free Ebook

It’s only been two months since Amuseum Naturalis officially launched its 2017 season in January, but the free natural history museum has already had over 5,000 visitors this year. To celebrate, Amuseum Naturalis creators Les Fruits de Mer are sharing a free ebook, Caribbean Curiosities: Island of Change. This ebook is the second volume in …

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Caribbean Curiosities: Land of the Blind

St. Martin was once home to a rather beautiful snake, the Leeward Island Racer. It was given the scientific name Alsophis rijgersmaei in honor of St. Martin’s 19th century physician and naturalist Dr. Hendrik Elingsz van Rijgersma. If you’re lucky, you might still see it on Anguilla or St. Barts. On this island, it seems …

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9th Annual Tacousteau

Thanks to everyone who came to the 9th annual Tacousteau. It’s hard to believe we’ve celebrated tacos and Jacques Cousteau films for so many years! Special thanks to Tim for sharing his photos with us!

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Amuseum Naturalis Launches THE 5TH DREAM Art Exhibition Feb. 14th

Amuseum Naturalis invites the public to the free gala opening of the museum’s first fine art exhibition, THE 5TH DREAM, from 4-8pm on Tuesday, February 14th. THE 5TH DREAM is a new series of paintings by Sélénia Sanner, inspired by the infinite ocean and the profound connection between humans and nature. The theme is explored …

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Amuseum Naturalis Launches THE 5TH DREAM Art Exhibition Feb. 14th

Amuseum Naturalis invites the public to the free gala opening of the museum’s first fine art exhibition, THE 5TH DREAM, from 4-8pm on Tuesday, February 14th. THE 5TH DREAM is a new series of paintings by Sélénia Sanner, inspired by the infinite ocean and the profound connection between humans and nature. The theme is explored …

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The Brown Pelican

Here’s another article I wrote for Destination magazine. This one is all about Dutch Sint Maarten’s national bird, the Brown Pelican. Grab the magazine, or check it out below.

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Only on St. Martin…

The new Destination magazine is out for St. Martin and it features a couple articles I wrote about local wildlife. This one covers a topic that is especially dear to me: the animals that are found only on this island or only in this region. Grab the ac…

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St. Martin Timelapse

Looking at St. Martin from 1984 to the present with the updated Google Earth timelapse feature is pretty fascinating. It’s certainly not perfect, I think the data is pretty infrequent in the early years and part of what we can see is the improvement in the quality of satellite imagery. Still, we can also see …

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On Expedition Ringtones

If you’re enjoying On Expedition with Les Fruits de Mer by Marc AuMarc, you’ll probably want to have the Les Fruits de Mer theme song as a ringtone on your phone. Luckily, we’ve created ringtones with three versions from the album and you can download them right here. Hear the call of expedition and adventure …

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