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Aming To Discuss Tiger Shark Research In NYC

Aming To Discuss Tiger Shark Research In NYC

Bermudian ocean explorer Choy Aming will be speaking at the upcoming Sea Stories 2019 event at New York’s famed Explorers Club. The senior aquarist at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and director of The Bermuda Shark Project, Mr. Aming is one of five speakers invited to address the prestigious day-long symposium on November 9 His presentation,... Read more of this article

Column: How Do You Weigh A Live Whale?

Column: How Do You Weigh A Live Whale?

[Written by Fredrik Christiansen] Whales are the largest animals on the planet, and important predators in the marine ecosystem. As a marine biologist I have been lucky enough to see them up close. It’s an amazing experience to watch a whale mother, 14 metres long and weighing nearly 40 tonnes, gently push her “tiny” five-metre baby, already weighing... Read more of this article

Island Researcher Describes Sargasso Sea Trip

Island Researcher Describes Sargasso Sea Trip

Bermudian graduate student Shane Antonition calls his two-week journey into the Sargasso Sea aboard Greenpeace’s research vessel M/V Esperanza an “awe-inspiring and humbling.” A research assistant at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ], Mr. Antonition joined the Esperanza this summer when the vessel sailed out of St. George’s... Read more of this article

Straws Made Into Limited-Edition Vinyl Records

Straws Made Into Limited-Edition Vinyl Records

Bacardi rum, in partnership with Lonely Whale, has launched a new Straw Vinyl program, through which they will collect single-use plastic straws from 55 bars across the country to upcycle them into limited-edition vinyl records, with an aim to transform “something that sucks into something that slaps.” As part of the iconic rum brand’s... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Botanical Society Plant Sale

Photos & Video: Botanical Society Plant Sale

The Bermuda Botanical Society held a fundraising plant sale today [Oct 12] at the Windybank Farm in Smiths Parish. All the proceeds of the event will be going to the scholarship fund.Many plants were sold as soon as the day got started with a selection available throughout the rest of the morning. The Bermuda Botanical Society objective is to encourage... Read more of this article

The Snail That ‘Came Back From The Dead’

The Snail That ‘Came Back From The Dead’

In the field of natural history a Lazarus species is one thought to be extinct which then seemingly comes back from the dead. And wildlife ecologist Mark Outerbridge has recently recounted his role in the rediscovery of one such endemic Bermuda animal. “I have had the privilege of being involved with one of the most gratifying stories of conservation... Read more of this article

AXA XL & Grocers Ocean Protection Campaign

AXA XL & Grocers Ocean Protection Campaign

AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA SA, announced that as part of its commitment to stem the tide of ocean risk, they are launching “an ocean protection education campaign that will involve major local supermarkets.” “This week, Harrington Hundreds in Smiths, Lindo’s Market in Devonshire and Lindo’s Family Foods... Read more of this article

Video: Researchers Dive Into Island’s Depths

Video: Researchers Dive Into Island’s Depths

The XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey of Bermuda’s reefs and marine environment resulted in nine major scientific research papers, the discovery of a hundred new sea species and the identification of a new ocean zone off the island, Writing earlier this year in the online marine conservation magazine InDepth, editor Amanda White said the project, financed... Read more of this article

Column: Storms Impact On World Coastlines

Column: Storms Impact On World Coastlines

[Opinion column written by Hans Paerl] Tropical cyclones – storms that bring strong, rotating winds and rain, and which can intensify into hurricanes or typhoons – affect coastal regions around the world. Our research team, centered at the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, has analyzed a 120-year record of tropical cyclones... Read more of this article

Warwick Academy’s ‘Fridays For Future’

Warwick Academy’s ‘Fridays For Future’

Warwick Academy held an event today [Oct 4] dubbed “Fridays For Future”, with a rally intended to bring awareness to climate change. A spokesperson said, “We have a super busy day here at Warwick Academy today. We started off with our Fridays For Future demonstration, which will be held on Fridays outside the school as our students... Read more of this article

Audubon Society Photo Field Trip On Sunday

Audubon Society Photo Field Trip On Sunday

The Bermuda Audubon Society’s photography club is getting set to hold a field trip on Sunday [Oct 6] at Ferry Point Park in St. George’s A spokesperson said, “Calling all nature photographers. The Bermuda Audubon Society’s photography club is holding a field trip on Sunday [Oct 6] at Ferry Point Park in St. George’s. “Bring... Read more of this article

New Report On Skink Population Numbers

New Report On Skink Population Numbers

Results of a long-term study on the population levels of the critically endangered Bermuda skink have just been made available online. The newly-released paper suggests it will be a long road back from the verge of extinction for one of the rarest lizards in the world, Bermuda’s only endemic vertebrate species. Now critically endangered, the endemic... Read more of this article

NCL To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bottles

NCL To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bottles

Norwegian Cruise Line, which is one of the cruise lines that visits Bermuda, announced that a result of its partnership with JUST Goods Inc they will replace all single-use plastic bottles across its fleet by January 1, 2020, beginning with its newest ship, Norwegian Encore. The company said, “The decision is the latest sustainable step forward... Read more of this article