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    There are two mosquito transmitted diseases (virus), Dengue, and Chikungunya Fever, now in the Caribbean. Both viruses are transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes, which have black and white stripes markings. Please take a look at link information. More »

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Hurricane season runs from June to November when warm tropical waters feed energy to storm systems moving from east to west across the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricanes and Tropical Storms bring strong winds, heavy rains, powerful waves, and high tides. These forces cause flooding and erosion, and can dramatically change island ecosystems from mountain forests to coral reefs in a few hours, and it may take many years for an island to recover from storm damage.

National Hurricane Center for the latest tropical weather activity.

Did You Know?

Spiny Sea Urchin in clear waters on a shallow reef.

The Spiny Sea Urchin has long spines that can readily penetrate the skin on the slightest touch, causing severe pain and possibly allergic reactions. Because the barbs cannot be completely removed, soaking affected areas in vinegar can speed up the in-body dissolving time, typically 3-4 weeks.