The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has made 150 facemasks available to the Charlotte Brookson Academy this week. The Facemasks were donated on two separate occasions by Nature Foundation Project Manager Melanie Meijer ze Schlochtern and Manager Tadzio Bervoets in order to provide some protection to the students of the school. “The staff and students of … Continue reading Nature Foundation Makes 150 Facemasks Available to Charlotte Brookson Academy for the Performing Arts Due to Schools Close Proximity to Philipsburg Landfill
Due to Hurricane Irma causing significant damage to underwater life because of storm surge and strong water motion, the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation conducted initial Marine Park and Dive Site assessment to determine the level of impact underwater. Initial marine assessment was carried out from the 28th of September until the 6th of October 2017.
The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, in collaboration with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, assisted in the delivery of Humanitarian Relief Supplies to Hurricane stricken Dominica. The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation was contacted by Sea Shepherd informing that they would be delivering Hurricane Irma relief supplies to Sint Maarten, more specifically veterinary and animal supplies, and … Continue reading Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and Sint Maarten Dominica Association Cooperate to Deliver Supplies to Hurricane Stricken Dominica
Recently, during St Maarten Nature Foundation Shark Week, Nature Foundation staff visited several Elementary schools to educate the kids about sharks, shark conservation and the Caribbean Ecosystem. The Foundation visited six schools; the St. Maarten Montessori School, the Dr Martin Luther King School, the Sr. Borgia School, the Sr Magda School, the Sr Marie Laurence … Continue reading Nature Foundation Visits Schools for Shark Week
As part of the Save our Sharks Project the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation organized the very first Kingdom Shark Count in cooperation with several local dive schools including Ocean Explorers, Dive Safaris and Dive Adventures. The Shark Count was executed simultaneously on all six Dutch Caribbean island and in the Netherlands. The shark count contributes … Continue reading Nature Foundation Hosts First Dutch Kingdom Shark Count
Moon hole is called after the curious circular rock formation that is often too difficult to dive due to the large Atlantic swells. When conditions are right this 60 feet (20 m) deep dive site is eerie with numerous Tarpon schooling right outside the hole. Dive depth: 60 ft (20 m)
Molley Beday (from "b'day" or birthday) also is another site that lies on the Atlantic Coast of the island and is not visited often due to rough conditions. When the weather is calm this can be a very pretty site with curious rock formations and large school of Tarpon. The site starts at 60 feet. Site depth: 60 … Continue reading Molley Beday
Carib Cargo is an old inter Island trader that sits upright in seventy feet of water. One of the island’s most popular sites it is home to schooling jacks, large schools of snapper, turtles, lobster, sharks, stingrays and a very curious bottle-nosed dolphin during the winter months. The Carib Cargo sits right at the edge of the Man of … Continue reading Carib Cargo
The Gregory is a sunken barge that lies just outside of the famous Cupecoy beach in fifty feet of water. A popular night dive location it is often home to sea turtles and schooling barracudas. Wreck Depth: 50-60ft.
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" header_line_height="2em" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Mangroves are species of plants and shrubs that live on the land or shallow water or both – being flooded by seawater for part of each day. They have adapted to their salty environment by being able to turn salt water into fresh water … Continue reading Mangroves