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2014 Reef Watch Report Presented To Minister

2014 Reef Watch Report Presented To Minister

The 2014 Reef Watch Report was formally presented by the BZS to Minister for Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden and the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kevin Monkman, today [Dec 17]. The report is a culmination of the data collected during Reef Watch 2014, which was held on Saturday, June 28, and supported by lead sponsor, Hiscox. During... Read more of this article

BEST: Pink Beach “Reneged” On Assurance

BEST: Pink Beach “Reneged” On Assurance

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they “welcome the efforts being made to re-enliven tourism in Bermuda and recognizes that this will entail new development. In March 2014 BEST issued a press release about the proposed redevelopment of the Pink Beach site.” BEST said, “At that time we took an optimistic... Read more of this article

BZS Names Their 2014 Volunteers Of The Year

BZS Names Their 2014 Volunteers Of The Year

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] announced that Darlene Fortin and Marcus Bassett are their 2014 Volunteer of the Year recipients, with the two volunteers contributing over 400 hours to our organization. “The pair were recognized at a special reception celebrating their hard work throughout the year on Tuesday, December 9th, hosted by the... Read more of this article

Recovery Plan For Bermuda’s Resident Turtles

Recovery Plan For Bermuda’s Resident Turtles

The Department of Conservation Services has recently completed a management plan, in consultation with scientists and sea turtle specialists, which describes the actions needed to conserve our resident populations of green and hawksbill turtles. “The principal aim of this plan, entitled Recovery Plan for Bermuda’s Resident Green and Hawksbill... Read more of this article

BEST: Long Term Implications Of Cup Decisions

BEST: Long Term Implications Of Cup Decisions

The Bermuda Environmental and Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they applaud Bermuda on becoming home to the 2017 America’s Cup and look forward to all of the exciting opportunities that this presents our Island home. “Before we plough ahead with our preparations, we would just like to highlight that it is important to be mindful of the... Read more of this article

Hurricane Gonzalo Above & Below The Waves

Hurricane Gonzalo Above & Below The Waves

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] are getting set to present The Tempest: Views of Hurricane Gonzalo Above and Below the Waves. The event will take place on Thursday, December 11, at 7.30pm, with speakers Mark Guishard of BIOS and Ruth Curry of BIOS and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution... Read more of this article

First Canvasback Duck In Bermuda Since 1979

First Canvasback Duck In Bermuda Since 1979

Following after last month’s sighting of the first Redhead duck in 35 years, Bermuda has another rare arrival with the first Canvasback duck spotted in Bermuda since 1979 found by Dr. David Wingate on the Audubon Society’s reserve at Stokes Point Photo by Andrew DobsonAccording to National Geographic, “Canvasbacks are diver ducks... Read more of this article

ACE, Hiscox And Deloitte Provide Assistance

ACE, Hiscox And Deloitte Provide Assistance

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo, both the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and Trunk Island, like so many other locations across Bermuda, were in need of assistance from volunteers to help remove debris and prepare the sites for repairs. “A call then went out, and we at the Bermuda Zoological Society are grateful that volunteers... Read more of this article

$22,600 For The Alfred Smith Nature Reserve

$22,600 For The Alfred Smith Nature Reserve

Members of Coral Beach & Tennis Club presented a cheque for just over $22,600 to the Bermuda Audubon Society for the continued maintenance of the Alfred Blackburn Smith Nature Reserve, an 8.7 acre coastal property to the west of the club in Paget. Teresa Chatfield and Judith Howe-Tucker representing the action group of the Members of Coral Beach... Read more of this article

2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

2000lb Great White Shark Passes By Again

Lydia — a 2000lb 14ft 6in great white shark — recently passed in the vicinity of Bermuda, according to a tracking system run by the non-profit organization ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia, who has passed by Bermuda’s waters before, traveled from the east coast of the USA, making her way to the general outskirts of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article


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