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Monday, August 2, 2021

Environment

DPNR Closes Fishing of Queen Conch From June 1 Until October 31

Seasonal harvest closures conserve fished populations and help sustain and improve the fisheries of the Virgin Islands.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Being Used to Map Coral Reefs Around Buck Island

Data will be collected using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly referred to as drones. The collected data will contribute to several research projects.

Limetree Continues Flare Incident Investigation

As of noon Thursday, production at all of the process units were discontinued and Limetree is nearing completion to bringing them to a safe and stable condition.
Minimart lays as it fell during the 2017 hurricanes. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Get a Head Start on Readiness and Resilience During Hurricane Preparedness Week

Residents have nearly three months before the season’s peak when tropical waves form off the west coast of Africa and move through the Caribbean, but Virgin Islanders know hurricanes can spin up anytime.

VITEMA to Distribute Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Maps for 2021

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency will be distributing 6,000 free Hurricane Tracking Maps on all four islands for use by the public.

Coral World Ocean Park Welcomes Two New Dolphins

The dolphins, Cavello and Nola, join the four current residents – Liko, Noelani, Sonny and Ping.

UVI Webinar Series Celebrates Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the University of the Virgin Islands and its partners will co-host a series of webinars and community conversations.

Photo Focus: A Closer Look at the Rare Feathered Visitor

Visiting birders Lisa and Randy Freeman expected to see some unusual birds while on St. Thomas, but never imagined they’d stumble upon a lone, lanky Caribbean flamingo.

Sargassum: Brown Tide Threatens the Caribbean

A decade after the first sargassum blooms were spotted in the South Atlantic, these massive brown mats of macro-algae represent one of the largest ecological threats to the Caribbean.

VIEO Real-Time Energy Monitoring Pilot Program Application Opens for Participation

With this program, the Virgin Islands Energy Office aims to give people more transparency into their energy profile, i.e., how much electricity they use and when.