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Opinion: Ethical Question Of Dolphins & Captivity

Opinion: Ethical Question Of Dolphins & Captivity

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] Recently there’s been a lot of discussion in Bermuda on the issue of keeping dolphins in captivity; this appears to have been the unintended result of Dolphin Quest announcing the births of two baby dolphins amongst their captive population. A Role for Aquariums & Zoos To be upfront, I was formerly... Read more of this article

First Phase Of Danish Eel Expedition Completed

First Phase Of Danish Eel Expedition Completed

Denmark’s largest marine research vessel has spent three weeks exploring and gathering samples in the spawning grounds of the European eel in the Sargasso Sea, making at least two stops in Bermuda during their time. The first phase of the Danish Eel Expedition has been successfully completed, with the expedition comprising experts from a number... Read more of this article

Greenrock: Let’s Work Together & Do Right Thing

Greenrock: Let’s Work Together & Do Right Thing

Our sewage problems are not going to go away on their own, and hiding our heads in our pink Bermuda sand not an option, “especially when there are some strange and even disgusting things washing up onto that sand,” Greenrock said today. The issue has been in the headlines recently following the U.S. Consulate issuing a “Security Message”... Read more of this article

5ft Shark “Desmond” Released From Aquarium

5ft Shark “Desmond” Released From Aquarium

As we previously reported, on Good Friday staff at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] — in conjunction with the research and camera crew of the upcoming television series Ocean Vet – released a five-foot Galapagos shark named Desmond back into the wild, requiring an intricate transportation process from start to finish. A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Dr Chapman Receives PhD For Energy Research

Dr Chapman Receives PhD For Energy Research

Dr. David Chapman – who recently earned his PhD through the Royal Holloway University of London following research on renewable energy and its role in sustainable development in small island states —  is continuing to share the results of his studies in order to help to positively focus the current developmental trajectory of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Agricultural Exhibition To Start On Thursday

Agricultural Exhibition To Start On Thursday

This year’s 76th Agricultural Exhibition will be held on Thursday, April 24th, Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th at the Botanical Gardens, and the theme for this year is “Growing for the Next Generation” This year the Agricultural Exhibition will feature overseas Trampoline Act The French Connection. “This is a performance... Read more of this article

Kim Swan: ‘Need To Move Quickly & Proactively’

Kim Swan: ‘Need To Move Quickly & Proactively’

“In addition to the public relations crisis, Bermuda needs to move quickly and proactively to assure the world that we will take steps to discontinue pumping raw sewage to sea,” former Opposition Leader Kim Swan said. The issue has been in the headlines recently following the U.S. Consulate issuing a “Security Message” entitled “Contaminated... Read more of this article

Shark Leaves Aquarium, Returned To The Wild

Shark Leaves Aquarium, Returned To The Wild

Yesterday [Apr 18] the Ocean Vet team of Dr Neil Burnie, Choy Aming and pilot Dylan Ward assisted the BAMZ team in seeing a Galapagos shark returned to the wild. Dr Burnie has done this type of release for BAMZ before, with “Osborne” being released in 2012 after aggression developed between him and the large grouper in the Aquarium’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda Shipwreck Featured On BBC TV Series

Bermuda Shipwreck Featured On BBC TV Series

[Updated] This week a ship wrecked on Bermuda’s reefs was featured in a major BBC series on well-known Scottish-built vessels. The TV series, “Clydebuilt: The Ships that Made the Commonwealth”, is presented by Scottish actor and TV presenter David Hayman. The wreck, the ‘Nola’, also known as the ‘Montana’ [1863], sits just outside Western... Read more of this article

West Pembroke Primary Opens Sensory Garden

West Pembroke Primary Opens Sensory Garden

Junior Minister of Education Leah Scott yesterday [Apr 15] helped to open a unique Sensory Garden created by the ASD Department at West Pembroke Primary School. A spokesperson said, “The students and their teachers, Miss Freda Trimm and Miss Zola French, worked for several months along with volunteers to complete the project located in the courtyard... Read more of this article


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