BioBay Preservation

9 Junio – Informe sobre la Bahia Bioluminiscente – Mark Martin

Saludos a todos los amigos y admiradores de la Bahía Bioluminiscente de Puerto Mosquito, nuestra gran bahía en Vieques, Durante las últimas semanas han tomado lugar algunos sucesos relacionados a nuestra bahía y estos han dado lugar a conversaciones, discusiones públicas en Radio Vieques y otros desarrollos. Me gustaría informarles tanto a nuestros miembros como […]

June 9th – Bioluminescent Bay Report – Mark Martin

Greetings to all the friends of the bay Over the last several weeks, there have been some very interesting and important developments surrounding the current situation in the bioluminescent bay. We’d like to take this opportunity to report to our members, and to all those concerned about the future of Puerto Mosquito, as to the […]

Bioluminescent Bay Report – Mark Martin Bras

Report from Mark Martin on what is going on in the Bay. May 6 2014 As you may have heard the bioluminescent bay has displayed an apparent decrease in the concentration of bioluminescent dinoflagellates for a period of more than two months. We were the first to react to the situation by reporting it to […]

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BioBay in the News

El Nuevo Dia: Fin a restricciones en la bahía bioluminiscente de Vieques

http://www.elnuevodia.com/finarestriccionesenlabahiabioluminiscentedevieques-1826392.html 1 de agosto de 2014 8:26 p.m.Calidad de vida Fin a restricciones en la bahía bioluminiscente de Vieques Mañana se pone fin a la moratoria que ha limitado acceso a la bahía Por Agencia EFE Las restricciones que durante meses limitaron el acceso a la Bahía Bioluminiscente de Mosquito, situada en la pequeña isla […]

The Guardian, July 17th issue/The Guardian, edición del 17 Julio

Here is an interesting article from the July 17th issue of The Guardian. It talks about the possible relationship between climate change and the bioluminescent bay. The author quotes Dr Michael Latz, a researcher with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and one of the scientists that has been working with the VCHT for several years […]

Symposium on Bioluminescence

The First Symposium on Bioluminescence in Puerto Rico, a huge undertaking sponsored by the Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust, attracted more than 240 registrations, and filled the Multiple Use Centre in Isabel Segunda to capacity for the two-day conference held on October 9-10, 2009.

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VCHT News

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Wellesley Summer Intern Blog, 2014

Hello Friends of VCHT! As part of my 10-week internship this summer, I have been asked to write a blog about my experiences working at the trust. To check out the some photos and my thoughts on our weekly adventures, please follow the link below. Thank you!  – Helena http://bahiabrillanteviequesvibrante.blogspot.com/

Foro sobre Bahía Bioluminescente

Foro bilingüe sobre la Bahía Bioluminiscente Puerto Mosquito. Sábado 31 de mayo. 9am – 1pm. Escuela Superior German Rieckehoff Qué se ha hecho. Qué se está haciendo. Qué falta por hacer.

Puerto Mosquito Forum

Bilingual forum about Puerto Mosquito Bioluminescent Bay. Saturday May 31 9 – 1 at the German Rieckehoff High School What has been done. What is being done. What needs to be done.

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Escuela Barbosa

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Escuela Barbosa Casa Abierta

The Municipality of Vieques has signed a usufruct agreement with the Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust transferring the use of the abandoned school ‘Escuela Barbosa’ to the Trust.  The site will house an electronic library, and will provide informal training for children and adults. It will also be used as a scientific research station — […]

Presentacion Escuela Barbosa

To see Executive Director, Lirio’s Marquez D’Acunti’s presentation of the project, go to the following link: Presentación_Escuela Barbosa v3  

Escuela Barbosa

The Trust has recently signed a usufruct agreement with the Municipality of Vieques giving VCHT the use of the Escuela Barbosa — an unused school property in Puerto Real.  Escuela Barbosa is ideal for the kind of work the Trust does i.e. education. Escuela Barbosa will make it possible to expand the number of participants […]

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Sightings

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VCHT Sighting Survey

Have you spotted a plant or animal lately? Tell the Trust through this quick survey! Your responses will be directly added to our database of flora and fauna sightings by Vieques locals and visitors as part of a biological survey of the health of the Vieques ecosystem. Thanks for your help! VCHT Sighting Survey  

Mantastic Snorkeling 2014

  Check out what Ari Tobias, one of our Mantastic students, has to say about an incredible find on one of our snorkeling expeditions! Ver lo que Ari Tobias, uno de nuestros estudiantes de Mantastic, dice sobre una sorpresa que vio durante snorkeling!

Birds of Vieques by Daphne Gemmill

Please note the Date of the Talk is Friday, February 22nd at 5 pm at the Trust Pavilion. Daphne Gemmill has been birding in Vieques for more than 30 years and has birded all over the world. Daphne will lead a birding tour on Monday, February 25 at 7 am.. Please pre-book your tour at […]

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VCHT Volunteer News

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Richard and Peggy Puffer

    Long time Vieques winter residents and birding enthusiasts Richard and Peggy Puffer live in La Llave where the birding is excellent For the past several years, they have graciously volunteered to lead monthly bird walks for the Trust.  Intrepid birders, Richard and Peggy have birded around the world, particularly in Central and South […]

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Related News and Articles

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Signs Agreement with UNINI/ Firma Convenio con UNINI

Left: Dr. José Enrique Valentín Mercado, Rector of the International University Iberoamerican, UNINI Center: Lirio Márquez D’Acunti, Executive Director of Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust Right: Dr. María del Carmen Rivera Rivas, Dean of Student Affairs UNINI, representing the Iberoamerican University Foundation, FUNIBER The three institutions signed an agreement to promote the exchange of researchers […]

A Pollution Fight Powered by Bioluminescent Sea Creatures – NYTimes.com

Science Illuminating the Perils of Pollution, Nature’s Way By ERIK OLSEN Published: December 19, 2011 Edith Widder has spent a career studying sea creatures with the ability to make light — bioluminescence. Now she is using the phenomenon to fight pollution. Click here to read this article:

Puerto Ferro Man Archeological Site

Archaeologist Luis Chanlatte, Center for Archaeological Investigation at UPR/Río Piedras, will be with us at the Puerto Ferro Man Archaeological Site this Saturday to speak about the cultural and scientific importance of the findings at this place. In 1991, Chanlatte and colleague, Arq. Yvonne Narganes, found the skeletal remains of a man who lived there […]

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