Why Do People Love to Visit Captive Dolphins?


I wonder why. Here are some thoughts from Erica Hamilton, who is spearheading the opposition to the planned (and approved!) captive dolphin facility in Discovery Bay, adjacent to Puerto Seco Beach and jutting out into the pristine fish sanctuary in the Bay. There is some very useful and thought-provoking information in this article – do … More Why Do People Love to Visit Captive Dolphins?

Environment Stories: Chinese Tourism Developments in Caribbean, Coral Nurseries, More: September 4, 2016


Here’s the latest selection from me. I have included links to click on! Enjoy… although I am afraid there may be more “bad news” than good, this week! Jamaica and the Caribbean Another possible threat to the Old Fort Bay area: As noted in my earlier post, property owners in Old Fort Bay, who have been … More Environment Stories: Chinese Tourism Developments in Caribbean, Coral Nurseries, More: September 4, 2016

Environment Stories: BirdsCaribbean Meeting in Cuba, Parrotfish, Coastal Cleanup Day, More: Sunday, August 28, 2016


Here’s this week’s roundup of stories on the environment and climate change, with links you can click on! Enjoy… JAMAICA AND THE CARIBBEAN Join Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and 96 other groups at 142 beach cleanup sites across Jamaica for International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 17. Here is the complete site list for the … More Environment Stories: BirdsCaribbean Meeting in Cuba, Parrotfish, Coastal Cleanup Day, More: Sunday, August 28, 2016

#SaynotocoalJA and Other Stories: Environment and Climate Change News, Sunday July 31, 2016


Here’s my weekly news roundup, at home and abroad. I hope you find something of interest here… Please click on the links, some of which are embedded, for more information! Jamaica and the Caribbean (starting with the bad news, but it gets better): #SaynotocoalJA is the hashtag for the online campaign to protest the possible construction … More #SaynotocoalJA and Other Stories: Environment and Climate Change News, Sunday July 31, 2016

Breath and the Sea


The Petchary came across a video recently of a surfer with the wonderfully gritty name of Garret McNamara, who recently found himself riding what is suspected to be the highest wave ever surfed. “Very mysterious, very magical,” is how McNamara described the 90 foot tall, dove-blue curve of water, fringed with foam.  The white track of … More Breath and the Sea

Jack Johnson


The Petchary is not writing about the world’s first African American heavyweight boxing champion.  Nor is she referring to the politician from the American state of Maryland, who seems to be in a lot of trouble right now (and there seem to be quite a few of those floating around). No, it’s the lovable, boy-next-door … More Jack Johnson