Photos: 2011 BIOS Marine Science Day

September 25, 2011

Large crowds converged upon the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] Ferry Reach campus as they held their annual Marine Science Day yesterday [Sept.24].

Activities were on offer for visitors of all ages; wacky science, a plankton tow on board the research vessel Stommel, puppet show, tours of the HSBC Atlantic Explorer as well as numerous scientific displays.

There was a display on lionfish with T-Shirts available and a notice that this year’s lionfish tournament will be held on November 12th. Groundswell, the charitable body behind this year’s lionfish tournament were previously forced to postpone the event because of inclement weather. Below is a video of two lionfish displayed in a tank.

BIOS is an independent non-profit science and education center which was founded in 1903 to take advantage of Bermuda’s ideal location for deep-ocean and coral reef research and education. In addition to the biofuel research, disciplines such as marine invertebrate zoology, coral reef ecology, chemical and physical oceanography, animal physiology and carbonate geology are also studied.

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  1. Sean Soares says:

    BIOS did a fantastic job and should be commended for their hardwork. My daughter and I both enjoyed the day and look forward to the next one!