I first went to Barbados (from Canada) as a graduate student based at the Bellairs Research Institute in 1966-1970. Since 2015, I have returned with my spouse for periods of 6 – 12 weeks in the Jan-Apr interval, except in 2021 and 2022. We’re back in early 2023.

I spend as much time as I can with my head in the water, mostly in the area of Holetown, ‘always make at least one visit to Bath (east coast of Barbados) where I conducted a lot of my PhD research on seagrass beds. I also volunteer with CORALL when I am in Barbados.

This blog/website is a place for me to organize some of my recent, mostly informal observations and related links and literature. Perhaps it will evolve into something more (or not).

For more about me, see versicolor.ca.

– David P, Feb 1, 2019; updated Jan 11, 2023