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Oil Leak In St George’s, Clean Up Underway

Oil Leak In St George’s, Clean Up Underway

Sol Petroleum Bermuda Limited [Sol] has confirmed that at approximately 8:00am this morning [Jan 23] there was a “release of an estimated four barrels of heavy fuel oil from one of the pipelines at the St. Georges Terminal.” “Sol immediately ceased use of the pipeline, isolated and stopped the leak successfully. Sol activated its Incident... Read more of this article

Ocean Risk Summit To Be Held In Bermuda

Ocean Risk Summit To Be Held In Bermuda

From 8-10th May 2018, Bermuda will host leaders from across the political, economic, environmental and risk sectors for the first-ever Ocean Risk Summit at the Fairmont Southampton. According to the summit’s website “The event will present high-level speakers providing expert data, analysis and innovative tools to help participants identify... Read more of this article

BEST Loses Court Appeal About Caroline Bay

BEST Loses Court Appeal About Caroline Bay

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] was not successful in their court appeal regarding the Caroline Bay development, with the organisation attempting to object to a roadway on what they said was a “precious agricultural plot.” A BEST spokesperson said, “BEST has, for the first time, not been successful in an appeal... Read more of this article

Young Reporters For Environment Competition

Young Reporters For Environment Competition

Young Reporters for the Environment [YRE] is an international competition where students identify an environmental issue of relevance to the island [including global issues with local implications], research the topic, develop a written, photo or video journalism project around the issue where they present not only their findings but their solutions... Read more of this article

Video: Cahow Lays Egg During Live Stream

Video: Cahow Lays Egg During Live Stream

An extremely rare nesting event was streamed live from Nonsuch Island this weekend when their ‘star’ Cahow laid her single egg, officially starting the sixth CahowCam Season. Nonsuch Expeditions Team Leader J-P Rouja said: “Our CahowCam broadcasting live from the underground nesting burrow on Nonsuch Island was being monitored in... Read more of this article

BZS Lecture: “Black Grouper In Bermuda”

BZS Lecture: “Black Grouper In Bermuda”

The Bermuda Zoological Society will be hosting a lecture event “Black Grouper in Bermuda”, presented by Dr. Tammy Warren, Senior Marine Resources Officer, Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7.00pm with doors opening at 6:30pm.The event poster says, “Come early... Read more of this article

“Andy” Is Now The Longest Tracked Tiger Shark

“Andy” Is Now The Longest Tracked Tiger Shark

Andy — a tiger shark tagged in Bermuda by scientists from Nova Southeastern University’s [NSU] Guy Harvey Research Institute [GHRI] in 2014 — is now the longest tracked tiger shark on record. “Travelling approximately 37,565 miles off the eastern coast of the United States and around Bermuda, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, Andy... Read more of this article

BZS: Pond Remediation Project A Huge Success

BZS: Pond Remediation Project A Huge Success

The Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] Wetlands Remediation Project [WRP], designated the HSBC Global Water Programme for Bermuda in 2014, said they had “great success in its efforts to make two ponds much less toxic for wildlife.” “These findings are very encouraging since the toxicity of Bermuda’s ponds is a known threat to the... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Skink Visits Cahow Burrow

Video: Bermuda Skink Visits Cahow Burrow

The camera set up to film Cahows on Nonsuch Island recently caught an unusual visitor, with a critically endangered Bermuda skink stopping by the burrow, wandering around and taking a rather close look at the camera.- “A Bermuda Skink was recently filmed visiting the CahowCam burrow as we wait for the female to return to lay her egg. Historically,... Read more of this article

Photos: PwC Help Clean Up Railway Trail Area

Photos: PwC Help Clean Up Railway Trail Area

PwC Bermuda pitched in to help clear an overgrown section of the Bermuda Railway Trail near Shelly Bay on Sunday. The team of volunteers worked throughout the morning, assisting in the cutting back of a large amount of vegetation and trees, mowing the grass, raking the ground and picking up debris and litter. A Department of Parks spokesman said: “We... Read more of this article

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

While emptying a bag of lionfish they caught while diving in the Watch Hill Park and John Smith’s Bay area, local divers found a tiny octopus clinging to the side of a lionfish.In a post on social media, Weldon Wade said, “What a discovery! When freediving and culling lionfish we spear them and sometimes safely snip all the venomous spines... Read more of this article

89,830 Tonnes Of Waste Collected In 2016

89,830 Tonnes Of Waste Collected In 2016

The amount of waste collected totaled 89,830 tonnes in 2016 which is a 7.47% increase over the 83,590 tonnes collected in 2015, according to the recently released 2017 Environmental Statistics Compendium from the Department of Statistics The report said, “In 2016, the amount of waste collected totaled 89,830 tonnes. This represents an increase... Read more of this article

Sharks ‘Thomas’ & ‘Errol Finn’ Near Bermuda

Sharks ‘Thomas’ & ‘Errol Finn’ Near Bermuda

Two sharks — named Thomas and Errol Finn — are currently ‘visiting’ the Bermuda area according to ocean research group OCEARCH. Errol Finn is a 6 foot long, 200 pound adult male shortfin mako who was tagged last month, while Thomas is a 9 foot long 305lb Blue Shark who has been recorded traveling over 7649 miles since being tagged... Read more of this article