After a long absence, one of the most elegant birds in the Caribbean returns to St. Martin. See the flamingos of the Orient Bay salt pond and learn the story of flamingos on St. Martin.
Like many people living in French Quarter at the time, Elise Hyman worked in salt production in Orient Bay in the middle of the last century. She shared some memories of those days and how salt was produced at Salines d’Orient.
Les Fruits de Mer has been recording stories on St. Martin to preserve and share. If you want to share a story, please get in touch: [email protected].
Little Key is a tiny island in the Simpson Bay Lagoon. We visited the other day to take a look at how it is doing after Hurricane Irma and document some of the plants and animals living on the island. Meanwhile, EPIC, the Nature Foundation and a bunch of volunteers were planting mangroves near the islet. Below are some photos and a short video from Little Key.
There’s something strange under the sand at the far end of Grand Case Bay. What is it and how did it get there? Help us solve this mystery!
While we were shooting some video for an Endemic Animal Festival preview film we also stopped on the pondfill and captured a bit of what’s happening down a the Great Salt Pond. Here’s 20 seconds on the pond: