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Photographer Wins Lionfish Picture Contest

Photographer Wins Lionfish Picture Contest

The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was held on July 19, with the weigh-in taking place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] after members of the public were invited to help eradicate the invasive pest by joining in by “Eating ‘Em to Beat ‘Em.” Added to this year’s lionfish tournament was an amateur photography contest that... Read more of this article

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

Nesting Longtails Spotted On Bermuda Cliffs

A local photographer recently captured images of longtails nesting in Bermuda’s cliffs, with the graceful birds spotted at Horseshoe Bay. Speaking previously, President of the Bermuda Audubon Society Andrew Dobson said, “Small numbers of longtails are usually seen in the early part of February, but the majority do not return until March or April.... Read more of this article

Energy Regulatory Reform Is “Top Priority”

Energy Regulatory Reform Is “Top Priority”

In the House of Assembly on Friday [July 18], Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons provided an update on some of the energy-related initiatives that are being undertaken in Bermuda. Dr. Gibbons said, “The top energy related priority for the Ministry of Education and Economic Development is Energy Regulatory Reform.... Read more of this article

Photos: Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

Photos: Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

[Updated] The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was held today [July 19] with the weigh-in taking place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] at 3pm, after members of the public were invited to help eradicate the invasive pest by joining in by “Eating ‘Em to Beat ‘Em.”Approximately ninety four people took part in catching seventy... Read more of this article

Bermuda Reef Life HD App Free For Android

Bermuda Reef Life HD App Free For Android

Fans of all things under the sea now have a new way of exploring the mysteries and wonders of Bermuda’s unique marine life as the Bermuda Zoological Society’s Bermuda Reef Life HD app is now available free for Android users. A spokesperson said, “The app, which was first launched for Apple iOS devices in November 2012, has become very popular... Read more of this article

Groundswell Lionfish Tournament On Saturday

Groundswell Lionfish Tournament On Saturday

The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament will be held on Saturday [July 19] with weigh in at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS]. The tournament starts at sun up and weigh in is at 3pm.The cost to enter the tournament is $25 and includes a free t-shirt. Registration deadline is 5pm on Friday July 18th and applications can be dropped off... Read more of this article

Video: Shark Encounter Off John Smiths Bay

Video: Shark Encounter Off John Smiths Bay

A video has recently surfaced on Youtube showing what the uploader said was a shark encounter while hunting for lionfish off of John Smith’s Bay in Bermuda. The video was posted by Youtuber rocketman889, who said: “Shark encounter while hunting for lionfish off of John Smith’s Bay, Bermuda. We were free diving around 7:15pm –... Read more of this article

Chatterbox Preschool’s Art Auction To Aid BZS

Chatterbox Preschool’s Art Auction To Aid BZS

Students at Chatterbox Preschool have recently been making waves in the art world, thanks to their recent studies about the ocean. The result was a fantastic art auction, featuring art inspired by sea creatures found at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo, and the school chose to donate the funds raised from that auction to the Bermuda Zoological... Read more of this article

“Bermuda In Bloom” Stamp Series Released

“Bermuda In Bloom” Stamp Series Released

The Bermuda Philatelic Bureau of the Bermuda Post Office today announced the release of a series of five stamps: Bermuda In Bloom Part 1. “Bermuda’s visitors and residents alike are sure to agree that the striking beauty and abundance of Bermuda’s floras make up a large part of the Island’s charm and tranquility. The Bermuda Post Office... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Blue Marlin Donated For Study

Photos & Video: Blue Marlin Donated For Study

A Blue Marlin donated by the Billfish Tournament to the Ocean Vet team for research was hoisted for delivery to the Spanish Point Boat Club on July 11, with the 573 pound fish requiring a team of workers and several pieces of equipment to get it loaded and moved. Once the fish arrived at its destination, the Ocean Vet team dissected the fish, with footage... Read more of this article


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