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Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released a video highlighting the successful rehabilitation of a sea turtle named ‘Bridget’, with the video also providing tips on how to help if you find an injured turtle.BTA Director of Public & Stakeholder Glenn Jones said “At the Bermuda Tourism Authority we are constantly contemplating the... Read more of this article

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

East Carolina University archaeologists working in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] said that they may be one step closer to linking an unidentified shipwreck site to the nearly 400–year-old story of a stranded Dutch privateer or pirate ship. The wooden sailing ship, described by the fifth Bermuda Governor Nathaniel Butler as... Read more of this article

Photos: MSA Students Raise Money For BZS

Photos: MSA Students Raise Money For BZS

In March of this year, the students of the two Mount Saint Agnes’ grade 3 classes held their “Toad-ally Terrific tag sale”, which was a fundraising event to support the Amphibian Project that is supported by the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS]. After the two-day event, the students were able to raise over $1,300 for the Amphibian Project. The... Read more of this article

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part I Any discussion about energy, whether about security of... Read more of this article

BEST To Host ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’

BEST To Host ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’

[Updated] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is hosting a ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’ with the environmental group saying that “while we may not have GMO crops in Bermuda, we import much of our food from the U.S. where they do have GMO crops.” “Living in Bermuda, we may not realise the extent... Read more of this article

Videos: Ocean Risk Summit Held In Bermuda

Videos: Ocean Risk Summit Held In Bermuda

From May 8 to May 10, Bermuda hosted leaders from across the political, economic, environmental and risk sectors for the Ocean Risk Summit at the Fairmont Southampton. The event presented high-level speakers providing expert data, analysis, and innovative tools to help participants identify potential exposures to ocean risk and prepare to tackle its... Read more of this article

Minister On Deep Ocean Survey & Summit

Minister On Deep Ocean Survey & Summit

Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown reported on the findings of the Nekton Mission I, XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey and the Ocean Risk Summit in the House of Assembly today [May 11], calling it “an exciting week for marine science in Bermuda.” Minister Brown said, “This week has been an exciting week for marine science in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

Report: Some Fish At Critically Low Levels

Report: Some Fish At Critically Low Levels

Historically abundant predatory fish such as groupers and snappers remain at critically low numbers on Bermuda’s reefs based on international standards, according to a recently released report that monitored their status and trends by Bermudian scientist Dr Thaddeus Murdoch and his local team of research associates through the Bermuda Reef Ecosystem... Read more of this article

TNC & XL To Bring Blue Carbon Credits To Market

TNC & XL To Bring Blue Carbon Credits To Market

TNC and XL Catlin announced today [May 10] a project to develop “Blue Carbon Resilience Credits”. A spokesperson said, “These will, for the first time, value the combined carbon sequestration and resilience benefits provided by coastal wetland ecosystems. Support provided by XL Catlin will allow TNC to explore the development of a system... Read more of this article

Minister Brown Welcomes Ocean Risk Summit

Minister Brown Welcomes Ocean Risk Summit

Minister Walton Brown recently welcomed attendees to the Ocean Risk Summit, with the event “bringing together leaders from around the world with diverse backgrounds and influence to discuss and find solutions to the risks posed to human society by the changing ocean.” Minister Brown said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome all... Read more of this article

Focus On Risks Emanating From Ocean Change

Focus On Risks Emanating From Ocean Change

A new report, released as the Ocean Risk Summit gets underway in Bermuda, points to the pressing need for accurate risk-assessments by business and governments to protect against unprecedented changes occurring in the world’s ocean. In releasing the report, a spokesperson said, “The global economy is increasingly reliant on the resources and... Read more of this article

Videos: Stevenson Starts Work On Whale Film

Videos: Stevenson Starts Work On Whale Film

Whale researcher Andrew Stevenson has started work on a follow-up to his acclaimed documentary ‘Where the Whales Sing’ – which for the first time will include unique aerial footage. Mr Stevenson also believes that he now has one of the largest databases in the world held by just one person from which he can make scientific conclusions about threats... Read more of this article

New Zone Discovered In Ocean: ‘Rariphotic Zone’

New Zone Discovered In Ocean: ‘Rariphotic Zone’

The Government today received the findings of Nekton Mission I, XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey, which confirmed a new zone in the ocean — the Rariphotic Zone — and over 100 new species including very small animals, such as tanaids, to dozens of new algae species and black wire coral, A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Minister... Read more of this article