Thursday, April 25, 2013

Did you know you can climb the bluff on Cayman Brac?

The Brac is home to 7 distinct climbing areas. 2 of these areas are right over the ocean and require experienced rappel access. The remaining 5 areas are known as normal sport areas where you can access the base, climb and lower off.

The rock is white limestone with many features that will excite those daring enough to try.

For more information, see for details.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Active 2013 Hurricane Season Predicted

Atlantic basin hurricane experts have predicted an above average hurricane season this year, which runs from June 1- November 30. 18 named storms, 9 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes of Category 3 and higher are the predictions for this year. The average figures from 1981-2010 is 12 named storms, 6.5 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes. 

El Nino which creates "increased wind shear in the upper atmosphere of the Atlantic basin, inhibits the formation and strengthening of tropical cyclones" will have a neutral effect this year. 

Higher sea surface temperatures also have an effect on the predictability of storms. According to experts, sea surface temperatures in the western tropical Atlantic are at near average values, while the eastern tropical Atlantic is now significantly higher than average.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Green Iguana Hot Line

If you live in the Sister Islands and see a green iguana, you're being asked to phone in to a new hotline created to help eradicate green iguanas in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Department of Environment officials are hoping that by compiling data on the green iguana, they can better prevent the pervasive intrusion of the prolific green iguana. In addition, to protect the sister island's endemic rock iguana.

Hot line numbers are:

Cayman Brac: 917-7744
Little Cayman: 926-0377