Category Archives: News

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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New Album “On Expedition” Captures the Spirit of Les Fruits de Mer

The sound of excitement and adventure comes alive in the new album On Expedition with Les Fruits de Mer. Composed and recorded by Marc AuMarc over the past year on St. Martin and on location elsewhere in the Caribbean, the twelve-track album explores and deconstructs the Les Fruits de Mer association’s iconic theme song across …

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Archaeology + Biology

Today there was an open house at a pre-Colombian archaeological dig site near our apartment. In Grand Case, these sites have some pottery, stone tools and bones, but the majority of the artifacts are shells, primarily conch and whelk. Scattered around the dig site, I noticed a few shells from the Giant African Land Snail, …

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Free Pond Life Ebook Released for 2016 Migratory Bird Festival

In preparation for their upcoming Migratory Bird Festival, Les Fruits de Mer have released a free ebook, Pond Life. With vivid photography and fascinating facts, the book showcases seven bird species that are found on St. Martin’s ponds. Pond Life is available for free download on the association’s website. “St. Martin’s ponds are perhaps the …

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Help Bring Local Bird Education Program to the French Caribbean

The nonprofit association Les Fruits de Mer is looking for help making the Caribbean’s most exciting new science curriculum available in French. Their goal is to leverage the power of crowdsourcing to complete the translation of the BirdSleuth Caribbean program from English into French. Anyone interested in joining the effort is encouraged to contact the …

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