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Video: Nekton Mission’s First Submersible Dive

Video: Nekton Mission’s First Submersible Dive

Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission, which is sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin and in partnership with the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of the Environment, launched off the coast of Bermuda this week, with the action caught on camera. In a video of the launch, Greg Foot, onboard science reporter, says, “We’ve just getting... Read more of this article

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Presented by Robert Hardy, Bermuda Turtle Project Collaborator and Assistant Researcher with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s Lecture Series will feature a talk on “Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The Lost Years” on Thursday, August 11. The event will be held at 7.00pm, with doors opening... Read more of this article

Part Of Beach Closed: Portuguese Man Of War

Part Of Beach Closed: Portuguese Man Of War

[Updated] The Ministry of the Environment confirmed that the western half of Horseshoe Bay beach was closed at 12:47pm today [July 18] due to a “significant number of Portuguese Man of War [PMOW] jellyfish in that area of the water.” “Lifeguards have hoisted a purple flag indicating the presence of a marine life hazard, advised beach... Read more of this article

Ocean Scientific Research Mission To Launch

Ocean Scientific Research Mission To Launch

Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission — sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin and partnering with the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of the Environment — is preparing to launch off the coast of Bermuda this week. To explore the full impact of human activities on the deep ocean, the first in a series of expeditions will use... Read more of this article

BUEI’s Lionfish Display Opens At Gorham’s

BUEI’s Lionfish Display Opens At Gorham’s

On Thursday, July 14, BUEI’s travelling lionfish exhibit officially opened at the entrance to Gorham’s flagship store in Hamilton. On hand for the opening were Gorham’s General Manager Andrew Mackay, Lionfish Taskforce member and Head of the Bermuda Lionfish Culling Program Corey Eddy, Head of BUEI Exhibits Russell de Moura, and Head of BUEI Marketing... Read more of this article

BEST On Car Proposal: ‘Look Before We Leap’

BEST On Car Proposal: ‘Look Before We Leap’

BEST has weighed in on the proposal to introduce rental cars in Bermuda, saying that “a deeper look suggests that mini vehicles for tourists may be a gift with mixed benefits” and we should “look before we leap.” BEST’s comments follow after the Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Act 2016 was tabled in the House of Assembly, with... Read more of this article

Greenrock’s Reaction To Car Rental Proposal

Greenrock’s Reaction To Car Rental Proposal

Greenrock said they were “surprised to learn about the proposal to introduce car rentals,” and said they “would support legislation – such as this proposed amendment – being subject to a more pro-active public consultation approach.” The environmental organisations’s comments follow after the Motor Car Amendment... Read more of this article

Ocean Tech Initiative Receives Local Support

Ocean Tech Initiative Receives Local Support

Only one week after launching Ocean Tech – a global marine research project to help save the world’s oceans – the team of scientists, conservationists and media specialists who are leading this ambitious endeavour have received their first local donations.Henrik Schröder, an early investor in Ocean Vet, who is a partner at Seacrest... Read more of this article

Greenrock: “Move From Aspiration To Action”

Greenrock: “Move From Aspiration To Action”

Greenrock is commending the Department of Energy for holding the island’s second ever 2016 Energy Summit, saying that “it is time for Bermuda to move from aspiration to action.” Greenrock Executive Director Jonathan Starling said, “We were happy to participate in the planning of this event as we view conversations on Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Snake Euthanized After Being Found In Sandys

Snake Euthanized After Being Found In Sandys

A snake sighted in Sandys — which is believed to be a non-venomous Pueblan milk snake — was “humanely euthanized,” the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has confirmed, adding that the “introduction of snakes to the island’s natural environment could potentially be extremely harmful.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Ocean Tech Marine Project To Help Save Oceans

Ocean Tech Marine Project To Help Save Oceans

This week, a team of leading scientists, conservationists and media specialists launched a global marine research project called Ocean Tech to help save the world’s oceans, and their first port of call is Bermuda next year. Bringing together oceanographic experts and unique cutting-edge underwater vehicles, Ocean Tech will reveal new behaviour and... Read more of this article

Jonathan Starling Joins Cross Island Committee

Jonathan Starling Joins Cross Island Committee

The head of one of Bermuda’s leading environmental charities has agreed to join a committee tasked with helping to find a lasting use for nine acres of reclaimed land. Jonathan Starling, the Executive Director of Greenrock, will sit on the Cross Island Legacy Committee as a full member. In addition, a member of the ACBDA Legacy and Sustainability... Read more of this article

Kermode & Steele Win Nonsuch Camp Awards

Kermode & Steele Win Nonsuch Camp Awards

Freyja Kermode is the 2016 winner of the Mervyn White Shield, awarded annually to the student with the top marks on the Nonsuch Island Natural History Camp, while the Nonsuch Camp Spirit Award was won by Maia Steele. Freyja, 15, attends Bermuda High School and Maia, 16, is homeschooled. Left to right: Camilla Stringer, camp director, Maia Steele, Freyja... Read more of this article