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UVI's Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Program Receives $60,000 Donation to Expand Research of Endangered…

Staff Consortium | March 09, 2021

The University of the Virgin Islands Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Program has received a generous donation in the amount of $60,000 from the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation, UVI made known via release Monday. The purpose of the donation is to continue supporting research efforts surrounding the critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles and lead to the creation of an action plan for the recovery of hawksbills in the U.S. Virgin Islands, said the institution of higher learning. Additionally, the donation will support tuition cost for four graduate students in the UVI Master of Marine and Environmental Science program who wish to dedicate their research and career to sea turtle conservation.  “It is quite an honor to be supported by this eminent foundation,” said Dr. Paul Jobsis, director of the Center for Marine and Environmental…

Scientists Said to Discover Species of Ancient 'Shrimp'…

Staff Consortium | September 02, 2020

A new species of Caribbean “clam shrimp” has been discovered at an unlikely place: the water hazards…

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