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Turtle Tracked Traveling: Bermuda To Bahamas

Turtle Tracked Traveling: Bermuda To Bahamas

A juvenile green sea turtle caught in Somerset Long Bay has made a successful trip to the Bahamas, with the Bermuda Turtle Project tracking the turtle over the course of its month-long journey spanning nearly 1,000 miles. Hardy was caught in Somerset Long Bay by the Bermuda Turtle Project. He measured 67.1 cm straight carapace [shell] length and was... Read more of this article

BEST Group Launch New Website & Logo Design

BEST Group Launch New Website & Logo Design

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] announced the official launch of their new website and new logo. “We are delighted to invite the community to visit the new website, www.best.org.bm, to access information, resources and progress on the latest issues affecting the physical environment, primarily, but also the social and... Read more of this article

Reef Watch Event Postponed Due To Karl

Reef Watch Event Postponed Due To Karl

The Bermuda Zoological Society has announced that due to the possibility of Karl impacting Bermuda over the weekend, the Reef Watch event will be postponed until Saturday, 8th October. “Due to inclement weather, we are extending our Reef Watch teams’ survey opportunities for anytime in the next two weeks to ensure that they have a positive experience,”... Read more of this article

BZS Lecture Series: “Islands A Delicate Balance”

BZS Lecture Series: “Islands A Delicate Balance”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] lecture series will include a talk titled “Island: A Delicate Balance” – set to be presented in two parts – on Thursday, September 22 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The free event, open to the public, will see the first part of the lecture presented by Richard Winchell, President of the... Read more of this article

Video/Photos: Upside-Down Jellyfish At Waterville

Video/Photos: Upside-Down Jellyfish At Waterville

The waters of the Bermuda National Trust’s Waterville property are currently playing host to numerous Cassiopeia jellyfish, also known as “upside-down jellyfish.” “These small creatures like to rest upside-down on the beds of shallow lagoons, sand or mudflats and around mangroves where they farm their own food, produced by algae... Read more of this article

Event To Showcase Plastic Tides Film ‘The Canal’

Event To Showcase Plastic Tides Film ‘The Canal’

Plastic Tides will be hosting an event at BUEI about their award winning film ‘The Canal’ on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30pm. The event poster says, “Plastic Tides is hosting a screening of its award winning film The Canal at BUEl. The Canal documents Christian Shaw and Gordon Middleton’s journey down the Erie Canal in New York... Read more of this article

Photos: EY Coastal Clean-Up Held Today

Photos: EY Coastal Clean-Up Held Today

AC Endeavour sailors and their families along with approximately 90 individuals from the America’s Cup joined many others in the EY Coastal Clean-Up in support of Keep Bermuda Beautiful held today [Sept 17] at locations across the island. Keep Bermuda Beautiful previously said, “This annual island-wide event aims to engage volunteers to enjoy... Read more of this article

Bermuda Efforts Included In ‘Actions Campaign’

Bermuda Efforts Included In ‘Actions Campaign’

Bermuda’s efforts to combat invasive species is featured in the 1,000 Actions Campaign, an initiative of the Our Ocean Conference, which is now taking place in Washington. An interactive map at the State Department gathering allows visitors to select buttons highlighting work being done around the world to protect the oceans, including photos and... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Screen Galapagos Sharks Episode

BUEI Talks To Screen Galapagos Sharks Episode

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and Gass Productions will present episode one of the “Ocean Vet” series at the BUEI Talks series on September 16. The screening of the episode – titled “Galapagos Sharks” and narrated by actor Michael Douglas – will be held at 7.30pm on each evening. The event poster says, “Ocean Vet... Read more of this article

$500 Gift Card: Tagged Red Hind, Black Grouper

$500 Gift Card: Tagged Red Hind, Black Grouper

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is appealing to both commercial and recreational anglers to contact the Marine Resources Section at 293-5600 or fisheries@gov.bm if they catch a tagged red hind or black grouper. “Marine Resources officers are tagging red hind and black grouper to better understand their movements around the... Read more of this article

Video: Deep Dive In Bermuda’s Hidden Depths

Video: Deep Dive In Bermuda’s Hidden Depths

Guardian environment reporter Oliver Milman recently joined Nekton on a deep sea dive expedition off the coast of Bermuda, with the scientists aboard aiming to “chart its hidden depths and gauge the general health of the area’s reef and coral.” Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission — sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin... Read more of this article

Video: Impact Of Plastics On Ocean & Wildlife

Video: Impact Of Plastics On Ocean & Wildlife

The National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase recently featured “A Plastic Sea” short film by Justin Lewis and Michelle Stauffer, which was filmed in Bermuda and looks at the impact single-use plastics have on oceans and wildlife. The film’s description said, “In the Sargasso Sea and around Bermuda, fragments from the breakdown... Read more of this article

Creating International Conservation Guidelines

Creating International Conservation Guidelines

Environment Minister Cole Simons was invited by the Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature [IUCN] to speak at their World Congress entitled ”Planet at the Crossroads” held in Hawaii this past week. The congress, held once every four years, was attended by 9500 people directly involved in conserving nature through... Read more of this article