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BEST “Disappointed” Over Ewing Street Trees

BEST “Disappointed” Over Ewing Street Trees

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has stated that they are “disappointed to hear that the Corporation of Hamilton [CoH] is moving ahead with its plan to remove mature trees and will attempt to transplant them twice, as part of a plan to widen the passageway on eastern Ewing Street in Hamilton.” A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

NASA Field Campaign Aircraft On Island

NASA Field Campaign Aircraft On Island

An aircraft from the National Aeronautics And Space Administration [NASA] has been on island for a couple of days taking flights around the Bermuda area. NASA have embarked on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants... Read more of this article

Historic Sealab 1 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Historic Sealab 1 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

A symposium was held last week in Panama City, Florida in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Sealab 1 mission, which took place only a few miles off the coast of Bermuda. The mission saw an underwater habitat, dubbed Sealab 1, submerged into the Atlantic by the United States Navy in order to research the effects of extended periods... Read more of this article

Photographer Wins Lionfish Picture Contest

Photographer Wins Lionfish Picture Contest

The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was held on July 19, with the weigh-in taking place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] after members of the public were invited to help eradicate the invasive pest by joining in by “Eating ‘Em to Beat ‘Em.” Added to this year’s lionfish tournament was an amateur photography contest that... Read more of this article

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

A local photographer recently captured images of longtails nesting in Bermuda’s cliffs, with the graceful birds spotted at Horseshoe Bay. Speaking previously, President of the Bermuda Audubon Society Andrew Dobson said, “Small numbers of longtails are usually seen in the early part of February, but the majority do not return until March or April.... Read more of this article

Energy Regulatory Reform Is “Top Priority”

Energy Regulatory Reform Is “Top Priority”

In the House of Assembly on Friday [July 18], Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons provided an update on some of the energy-related initiatives that are being undertaken in Bermuda. Dr. Gibbons said, “The top energy related priority for the Ministry of Education and Economic Development is Energy Regulatory Reform.... Read more of this article

Photos: Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

Photos: Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

[Updated] The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was held today [July 19] with the weigh-in taking place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] at 3pm, after members of the public were invited to help eradicate the invasive pest by joining in by “Eating ‘Em to Beat ‘Em.”Approximately ninety four people took part in catching seventy... Read more of this article

Bermuda Reef Life HD App Free For Android

Bermuda Reef Life HD App Free For Android

Fans of all things under the sea now have a new way of exploring the mysteries and wonders of Bermuda’s unique marine life as the Bermuda Zoological Society’s Bermuda Reef Life HD app is now available free for Android users. A spokesperson said, “The app, which was first launched for Apple iOS devices in November 2012, has become very popular... Read more of this article

Groundswell Lionfish Tournament On Saturday

Groundswell Lionfish Tournament On Saturday

The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament will be held on Saturday [July 19] with weigh in at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS]. The tournament starts at sun up and weigh in is at 3pm.The cost to enter the tournament is $25 and includes a free t-shirt. Registration deadline is 5pm on Friday July 18th and applications can be dropped off... Read more of this article

Video: Shark Encounter Off John Smiths Bay

Video: Shark Encounter Off John Smiths Bay

A video has recently surfaced on Youtube showing what the uploader said was a shark encounter while hunting for lionfish off of John Smith’s Bay in Bermuda. The video was posted by Youtuber rocketman889, who said: “Shark encounter while hunting for lionfish off of John Smith’s Bay, Bermuda. We were free diving around 7:15pm –... Read more of this article