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2022 Hurricane Forecast for The Bahamas

June marks the official start of hurricane season in the tropical North Atlantic and hurricane forecasters are predicting above-average activity in the North Atlantic Basin this year. Current predictions call…

Fast Fashion and Climate Change

Apr 4, 2022

What is Fast Fashion? Every year, we as a global society produce 92 million tons of clothing-related waste. This is enough discarded clothing to fill one garbage truck every second. …

SEARCHING FOR THE KRAKEN- CAPTURING A LIVE GIANT SQUID ON CAMERA FOR FIRST TIME IN U.S. WATERS

On June 18, the Cape Eleuthera Institute was part of a great moment in the history of deep sea exploration!  Dr. Nathan Robinson, CEI Director, and Dr. Edie Widder, Co-Founder…

NEW RESEARCH MISSION IN THE BAHAMAS WILL FILL CRITICAL GAPS IN SHARK CONSERVATION DATA

Eleuthera, The Bahamas — Beginning June 25, OceanX, the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI), Florida International University (FIU), Microwave Telemetry and the Haiti Ocean Project (HOP) launched a new research and…

Alumni Spotlight: Andrieka Burrows (F’15)

Andrieka Burrows is the very first Island School student to present at the annual Bahamas Natural History Conference (BNHC) CEI and The Island School were well-represented at the regional 2016…

IS BESS students talk ponds at conferences

Christian McIntosh, a BESS scholar and a Fall 15 Inland Ponds Research Class student, recently presented the group’s work at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference.  This conference is a biannual event hosted by…

CEI’s Anderson-Cabot Hall for Graduate Studies Opens to Create More Opportunities for Bahamians in Research

On Friday June 5th, Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) hosted a ribbon cutting on their newest building, Anderson-Cabot Hall for Graduate Studies.  The grand opening was held during the SEA Change…

CEI’s Dr. Edd Brooks Featured in CNN Series

Cape Eleuthera Institute’s Dr. Edd Brooks, is featured on CNN’s series on new adventurers. Click here to watch the video and learn more about Edd’s amazing deep water discoveries happening right…

Island School Research Class Helps Assess the Local Reef Invertebrate Populations

Read about some of the amazing real-world work Island School students are doing in their research class taught by researchers at the Cape Eleuthera Institute! http://blog.ceibahamas.org/2015/05/13/island-school-research-class-helps-assess-the-local-reef-invertebrate-populations/

Island School Students Invade CEI

For the Island School summer term, six students had the opportunity to work with Dr. Jocelyn Curtis-Quick researching invasive lionfish. In one day, the students became professionals at cast netting,…

The Island School is on Google Maps Street View!

The Island School is excited to announce the launch of Island School Street View!  You can now take virtual tours of The Island School, Cape Eleuthera Insitute, and Center for Sustainable…

SeaTrek’s Time at CEI

Cape Eleuthera Institute said goodbye this week to SeaTrek, a group of students aboard a sailing, scuba, and marine biology expedition. They kept a very detailed blog during their time…

The Island School and CEI on Local TV Station; Minister Supports Renewable Energy

Dec 7, 2012

During his visit to The Island School last weekend at the Research Symposium, the minister of the environment showed his support for our commitment to renewable energy and the environment!…

Maxey Celebrates a Monumental Research Symposium

Dear Proud Parents, We circled up at noon; I was moved to tell your children in the more intimate moment of our small circle how proud I am of the…

Game, Set, Patch!

By: Korinna Garfield, Sam Hastings, Atalanta von der Schulenburg, Maggie Bland, & Nathaniel Millard [slideshow] Hello! We are team Patch! On this research project we are looking at the spatial and temporal…

Sea Turtle Team

[slideshow] Sea turtles are on the endangered species Red List. The most common species of turtle found in the Bahamas is the green turtle, which we are studying. Previous studies in…

Conche Diem!

Our research group is determining the population density of Queen Conch (pronounced “conk”) in South Eleuthera. Specifically, we are seeing if there is enough conch in the area for reproduction,…

Island School Students’ First Week of Research Class

Research classes kicked off this week for The Island School students. On Tuesday, students broke into their 8 different research groups and spent the afternoon getting to know their research…

On Plastic Research Expedition with Kristal Ambrose

Cape Eleuthera Institute’s Kristal Ambrose embarked on her epic journey to of plastic research, leaving on April 24th.. From Nassau, Bahamas to Texas, USA; from Tokyo, Japan to Guam; and…

Recreating a Historical Shark Research Project

[slideshow] The joint CEI and University of Illinois shark research team just returned from the second of four, 2 week field expeditions to a shallow bank known as “the bridge”…

Introduction to Aquaponics Research

[slideshow] This semester’s Aquaponics team is now five weeks into our feed experiment testing the viability of fish silage as food for our Tilapia.  Our team consists of the students,…

Introduction to the F’11 Biodigestion Research Project

Oct 1, 2011

By Tyler Courville and Ihna Mangundayao [slideshow] Did you know that 5.2 million people die every year from waste related diseases? Now you do! This is a result of irresponsible…

Camden Hills, Day 3

Hello Y’all,The Island School is an incredible place. We are all enjoying every moment we experience together and we’re really becoming a family.  It was our third full day in…

South Eleuthera Kids Camp

Aug 12, 2011

A few weeks ago the Educational Programs team had the pleasure of running our longest standing camp, The South Eleuthera Kids Camp (SEKC) for a five day event filled with…

Aquaculture Research Class

[slideshow]Digging my fingers into the dog food like fish meal, I grabbed a handful and tossed it into the large tank filled with ravenous cobia. This is one moment that…

Fish Silage: Turning Fish into Fertilizer

Island School students, Aldis, Brett, and Sara are doing a human ecology project that utilizes the cobia harvesting waste into livestock feed and fertilizer, trying to further close the loop…

It is official, Gobies clean brood stock cobia!

What an exciting Monday morning for aquaculture! We now have 3 goby breeding pairs that have all laid eggs this week. Our most recent pair needed to be separated from…

Watching Lettuce Grow – Aquaponics Research

Apr 18, 2011

Lactuca Sativa [April 1, 2011 – April 4, 2011], known to his friends and family as Green Grand Rapids Tropicana Lettuce passed away last Monday as a result of faulty…

Aquaponics Research Field Day

Mar 26, 2011

[slideshow] by Apon Research Students Slimy fish squirmed between our fingers as we tried to avoid their spikes while getting accurate data for our Aquaponics research project. Today was our…

A Bonefish Expedition

Oct 4, 2010

[slideshow] By C.J., Noah, Hannah, Ellen, Heather, and Chris D. The Flats Research team recently traveled by boat to Kemp’s Creek to catch bonefish. Our research group is studying bonefish,…

Interning at Cape Eleuthera Institute

[slideshow] We are interning in Flats Ecology research at the Cape Eleuthera Institute and learning so much about the effects of global climate change on many flats species such as, Queen…

Harvesting Cobia with the Aquaculture Research Team

Apr 23, 2010

Today we strayed from our usual “water parameter, goby feeding” routine and went diving into the offshore cage. We loaded nets, bags, and scuba gear into Red Rising. Sitting on…

Making Our Own Energy

Greetings from the Energy Research team! In the past few weeks we have been learning background information on the renewable energy systems on our campus and ways to conserve energy.…

Shark Team Catches Its First Lemon Shark!

Apr 7, 2010

After four consecutive research classes with no sharks on the line, the shark team finally caught their first lemon shark. Then, as if to make up for lost time, they…

The value of our research program

So I composed some of my thoughts today for an article my college is writing about David Philipp and me. (We’re both Lafayette College alum and are now the Chief…