Mission Log: Cuba’s Deep Seaweed Scene

Mission Log: Cuba’s Deep Seaweed Scene

By Beatriz Martínez-Daranas, Professor & Researcher, Center of Marine Research, University of Havana (CIM-UH). Originally published by NOAA. Seaweeds are among the most ancient organisms on Earth. When we are looking at the display during our remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dives, we are anxious to discover what is the maximum depth where seaweeds can live. … Read more

Cuba Plans First UNESCO Global Geopark

Cuba Plans First UNESCO Global Geopark

The Cuban government has announced plans to apply for the first Global Geopark in Viñales, Cuba. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  (UNESCO) designates Global Geoparks according to established criteria. Viñales, the main tourism site of the Western province of Pinar del Rio, was previously declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. … Read more

This Cuban Zoologist Just Received an Honorary Degree From The American Museum of Natural History

This Cuban Zoologist Just Received an Honorary Degree From The American Museum of Natural History

Yesterday, Cuban Zoologist Gilberto Silva Taboada and U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. received the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa degree from the American Museum Of Natural History (AMNH). Cuban biologist Gilberto Silva Taboada — a world-renowned expert on Caribbean bats — was recognized for his extraordinary contributions to science spanning the … Read more

Here is the Largest Protected Biosphere in the Caribbean

Here is the Largest Protected Biosphere in the Caribbean

Alejandro de Humboldt National Park (AHNP) (Spanish: Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt) is a national park in the Cuban provinces of Holguín and Guantánamo. The largest and best-conserved remnant of forested mountain ecosystems in the Caribbean, AHNP is widely considered to be Cuba’s most important protected area for its extraordinary biodiversity values. It is named … Read more