Hits: 414 Created on 23 July 2015 Written by UWI-SEISMIC RESEARCH CENTER Category: MARINE/YACHTING
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CHANGED ALERT LEVEL AT KICK 'EM JENNY SUBMARINE VOLCANO
Port of Spain -- On Thursday, July 23rd from 1:25am to 3:00am local time, a strong continuous signal was observed on instruments monitoring the Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano. Signs of elevated seismicity (earthquakes) began on 11th July and continue to present. For the period since the 11th July a total of more than 200 micro and small earthquakes, of varying magnitudes, have been recorded, with the largest, prior to the strong signal, less than magnitude 3.0. There have also been observations from divers of degassing occurring off the west coast of Grenada in the Moliniere Sculpture Park area. This activity is being closely monitored by The UWI-SRC and further updates would be issued as more information becomes available.

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ORANGE ALERT
Highly elevated level of seismic and/or fumarolic activity or other unusual activity. Eruption may begin with less than twenty-four hours notice.

SYMPTOMS
Highly elevated level of seismic and/or fumarolic activity or other unusual activity. Eruption may begin with less than twenty-four hours notice.

 

ACTION BY SCIENTISTS
All regional governments alerted through Disaster Coordinators and Venezuelan diplomatic missions. - Sauteurs Observatory continuously manned. - Continuous communication with NERO. (GRENADA and St. Vincent and the Grenadines). - Summit area under continuous visual surveillance. - Scientists and emergency personnel within exclusion zones maintain continuous contact with the Observatory.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION BY CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND THE PUBLIC
Vulnerable communities advised of evacuation routes and transport put on standby. - Local radio stations in Grenada, St. Vincent, barbados and Trinidad placed on alert. - Public listens to local radio continuously for updates and visits the Seismic Research Unit website if possible. -All shipping stays outside the first exculsion zone (1.5km from the summit). - Non-essential shipping (pleasure craft etc) stays 5km clear of the summit (second exclusion zone). - Visiting scientists who are not taking part in essential monitoring are regarded as non-essential.

 What is Kick 'em Jenny?
Kick 'em Jenny is a submarine volcano located 8km north of Grenada. The volcano is about 1300m high, and its summit is currently thought to be about 180m below the surface of the sea. As far as we know, Kick 'em Jenny is the only 'live' (likely to erupt again) submarine volcano in the Eastern Caribbean. It is also the most frequently active volcano in the region, erupting at least 12 times since it was discovered in 1939. The last eruption of Kick 'em Jenny occurred in December 2001. For details of that eruption go to news archives. The volcano is currently at Alert Level ORANGE and there is 5km exclusion zone around the volcano.

 
Hits: 268 Created on 21 July 2015 Written by George Category: MARINE/YACHTING
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NUTMEG PRINCESS COMES ALIVE AT THE UNDERWATER SCULPTURE PARK

St. George – The Nutmeg Princess has been added to the world's first underwater sculpture park at Moliniere Bay in Grenada. The statue depicts Grenada's first fairy tale princess emerging from a large nutmeg pod, reaching to the heavens with a handful of Grenada's most famed spice, the nutmeg. The 11-foot tall sculpture was inspired by the 1992 book The Nutmeg Princess by Grenadian author and playwright, Richardo Keens-Douglas and designed by artist Lene Kilde.

Read more: ENHANCING THE ATTRACTION
 
Hits: 422 Created on 06 July 2015 Written by Deanna Isaac Category: MARINE/YACHTING
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MINISTRY LOOKS AT ADDRESSING SARGASSUM SEAWEED ISSUE IN CARRIACOU

Beausejour, Carriacou -- The Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs has adopted a proactive approach towards addressing the Sargassum sea weed which has accumulated in large quantities and is affecting the Atlantic side of the island, namely the Mt. Pleasant and Windward communities.

Read more: CARRIACOU, TOO.....
 
Hits: 361 Created on 15 July 2015 Written by Chalsey Gill Category: MARINE/YACHTING
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CARIBBEAN CORAL REEF LEADERS COMPLETE INTENSIVE FELLOWSHIP AT THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Belmopan, Belize ― Coral reefs in the Caribbean are amongst the most at risk globally. The loss of reefs is also a serious economic problem in the region, where large populations depend on fishing and tourism.

Having lost 80% of its corals over the last half century, mainly due to a changing and variable climate, coastal development and pollution, the Caribbean is seeking to turn the tide through partnerships. A group of five coral reef managers from across the Caribbean recently participated in an intensive three week Coral Reef Management Fellowship programme at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia - the best managed reef in the world.

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Hits: 533 Created on 09 June 2015 Written by GIS Category: MARINE/YACHTING
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GRENADA MOVES TO TACKLE SEAWEED PROBLEM

ST. GEORGE - Efforts are underway to clear the Sargassum Seaweed which is causing problems for residents on the eastern side of the island.

Read more: THAT MESSY STUFF
 

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