Melissa Carter from Scripps Institution of Oceanography visited the Trust from April 24th through May 2nd to train our project staff, DNER technicians, local college students and even a marine biologist and the head of a local conservation group from St. Croix how to recognize and count dinoflagellates with our new microscope. The new […]
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 […]
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 […]
Marco Legal que Rige en la Bahía Bioluminiscente de Vieques Jorge Fernández Porto, Biólogo Asesor del Presidente del Senado de Puerto Rico A partir del 1978, luego de la adopción del Programa de Manejo de la Zona Costanera en Puerto Rico, las bahías bioluminiscentes de Puerto Mosquito, Puerto Ferro y Tapón en Vieques fueron designadas […]
The VCHT was co founded in 1984 by Slim Young and Betty Langhorne, two North Americans with an abiding love for Vieques. Alison Flemer, Bill and Marian Littleford, Ray McNamara and Dr. Barbara Bernache-Baker were early and steadfast supporters. The VCHT was registered as a not for profit corporation by the Puerto Rico State Department […]
BioBay in the News
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 […]
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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Don’t miss the last Playa Grande Tour of the Season. Thursday April 2nd at 9:00am.
House Tour 3/12/2015
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 — […]
To see Executive Director, Lirio’s Marquez D’Acunti’s presentation of the project, go to the following link: Presentación_Escuela Barbosa v3
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 […]
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
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!
VCHT Volunteer News
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 […]