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2000lb Great White Passing South Of Bermuda

2000lb Great White Passing South Of Bermuda

[Updated] A 2000lb 14ft 6in great white shark named “Lydia” is making her way past the south of Bermuda today [March 1], according to ocean research group OCEARCH. Lydia is no stranger to Bermuda’s waters, having passed by our general vicinity a few times before, however this time happens to coincide with her 2 year tagging anniversary. On... Read more of this article

Educational Opportunities Aboard Endurance

Educational Opportunities Aboard Endurance

From exploring the surface, to diving beneath the ocean waves, a voyage aboard the Endurance brings with it a multitude of raw emotions that can embolden the most fearful, inspire the most discouraged, and impassion the most indifferent. Bringing these sentiments alive in the hearts of every student is a priority at the Bermuda Zoological Society, especially... Read more of this article

Tank Punctured, Results In Small Diesel Oil Spill

Tank Punctured, Results In Small Diesel Oil Spill

A small diesel oil spill occurred on Tuesday [Feb 24] when a crane fuel tank was accidentally punctured in the vicinity of Bethell’s Island, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] said. A BMOC spokesperson said, “A diligent member of the public contacts BMOC to report an oil slick in Ely’s Harbour. The gentleman also reports the presence... Read more of this article

22,500 Feral Chickens Culled Over Past 3 Years

22,500 Feral Chickens Culled Over Past 3 Years

Over 22,500 feral chickens have been culled over the past three years, the Department of Conservation Services said. In their recent statement highlighting National Invasive Species Awareness Week, the Dept. said, “In 2014 the Department of Conservation Services culled 7,820 feral chickens island-wide; this compares to 7,332 in 2013. “In... Read more of this article

Island’s Invasive Species In Spotlight This Week

Island’s Invasive Species In Spotlight This Week

This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week [February 22nd to 28th] and, as such, the Department of Conservation Services has highlighted some of Bermuda’s most aggressive invasive species and suggested ways in which members of the public can assist the Department in their removal as they seek to ensure the prosperity of Bermuda’s endemic... Read more of this article

Sousa: Ag Show Will Take Place April 16, 17, 18

Sousa: Ag Show Will Take Place April 16, 17, 18

The Ag Show will take place on April 16th, 17th and 18th, Jeff Sousa said today [Feb 18] in a post on social media, adding that everyone has eight weeks left to prepare, and more information about the event will follow. “We are very happy to inform you that the Ag Show will take place on April 16th, 17th and 18th,” Mr Sousa said. “So... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Celebrate Earth Hour On March 28th

Bermuda To Celebrate Earth Hour On March 28th

On March 28th, Greenrock will partner with Waterfront Properties Limited, to host the 7th annual celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda. For the seventh year running, the City of Hamilton will turn dark for one hour, from 8:30pm until 9:30pm, in the hopes of sending a powerful message promoting a brighter future for our planet and its inhabitants, stressing... Read more of this article

“Community Conversation” On Electricity

“Community Conversation” On Electricity

The Department of Energy has invited public input into the formulation of a new Electricity Policy, by hosting a “community conversation” this Thursday [Feb 19] 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Heritage Worship Centre on Dundonald Street in Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “This follows the Bermuda Energy Summit, the collaborative event in November jointly... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Annual Children’s Nature Walk

Photos & Video: Annual Children’s Nature Walk

The Bermuda National Trust hosted the Annual Children’s Nature Walk yesterday [Feb 17] at Spittal Pond, with over 160 children and 50 parents attending, and 40 volunteers donating their services. The BNT said, “Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is owned by the Bermuda National Trust and the Bermuda Government. One of Bermuda’s most spectacular open... Read more of this article

“Pest Bird” Amendment Act Tabled In House

“Pest Bird” Amendment Act Tabled In House

The Protection of Birds Amendment Act was tabled in the House of Assembly on Friday [Feb 13], which seeks to amend the Act to define “pest bird” and expand the powers of the Minister to authorize any person to control or destroy any bird in certain cases. The Act, as tabled in the House, lists the common crow, starling, kiskadee, house sparrow,... Read more of this article


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