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Rotary Clubs Assist In KBB Coastal Clean Up

Rotary Clubs Assist In KBB Coastal Clean Up

The Rotary Clubs of Bermuda joined forces to helps assist this year’s EY Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] Coastal Clean Up. Bermuda’s four Rotary clubs, Rotary exchange students [past and present], students [ages 11-17] from the Island’s three Rotary Interact clubs and young adults [ages 18-30] from the Rotaract Club came out in force to collect... Read more of this article

Environment Column: Why You Can Smell Rain

Environment Column: Why You Can Smell Rain

[Column written by Tim Logan] When those first fat drops of summer rain fall to the hot, dry ground, have you ever noticed a distinctive odor? I have childhood memories of family members who were farmers describing how they could always “smell rain” right before a storm. Of course rain itself has no scent. But moments before a rain event, an “earthy”... Read more of this article

Aquarium Seal ‘Charlotte’ Passes Away

Aquarium Seal ‘Charlotte’ Passes Away

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] and Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] said they are “sad to report the passing of our much loved and oldest seal Charlotte.” “Born in 1983, at the Huntsman Marine Lab of New Brunswick, Canada, she was the mother to two of our seals: Calico and Ariel,” BAMZ said.“At the venerable... Read more of this article

LOM To Donate $50,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

LOM To Donate $50,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

LOM Financial has committed to donating $50,000 to the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] over the course of the next 5 years, with the LOM donation set to specifically help support the BZS “Living Classroom” at Trunk Island and enable it to realise its potential as an Educational Outreach and Conservation training centre. BZS is the support charity... Read more of this article

Rare Seabird Successfully Nests After 169 Years

Rare Seabird Successfully Nests After 169 Years

One of the world’s rarest seabirds has successfully nested in Bermuda again after an absence of 169 years, the Bermuda Audubon Society has confirmed. A single pair of Roseate Terns, Sterna dougallii, took up residence on a small posted nature reserve islet in the Hamilton Harbor/Great Sound area in June. The Bermuda Audubon Society, which has been... Read more of this article

BIOS To Test New Oceanographic Technology

BIOS To Test New Oceanographic Technology

Beginning tomorrow [Aug 22], the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] research vessel Atlantic Explorer will be heading out to the Challenger and Bowditch seamounts on a 10-day cruise to test new oceanographic technologies. In an online post yesterday, BIOS said, “Beginning tomorrow, the BIOS research vessel Atlantic Explorer [AE] will be heading... Read more of this article

BELCO Ordered To Pay Distributed Generators

BELCO Ordered To Pay Distributed Generators

[Updated] BELCO has been ordered by the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [the Authority] to pay all distributed generators for the electricity they feed-in to the BELCO grid according to RA officials. A spokesperson said, “Until now, some consumers who feed-in their excess power from distributed generation to BELCO’s grid have not yet been paid.... Read more of this article

Video: Lizards, Hurricane Winds & Evolution

Video: Lizards, Hurricane Winds & Evolution

Researcher Colin Donihue has published a study in the journal Nature that looks at the link between hurricanes and evolution, with the research centered around Hurricane Irma’s effects on lizards in Turks and Caicos last year, with research indicating that trait shifts “may have given those lizard survivors a clinging advantage during the... Read more of this article

Video: EMO & BWS Hurricane Season Update

Video: EMO & BWS Hurricane Season Update

The Ministry of National Security, the Emergency Measures Organization and the Bermuda Weather Service hosted a meeting on Thursday [Aug 16] to provide an updated 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season briefing to stakeholders.A spokesperson said, “Yesterday’s [August 16] EMO meeting was an opportunity for the Bermuda Weather Service to provide the... Read more of this article

Thompson: Pursue Interests, Remain Disciplined

Thompson: Pursue Interests, Remain Disciplined

The lack of major problems caused by plant pests and diseases on the island is something most of us probably take for granted, but there is work done behind the scenes to protect Bermuda’s environment by people like Terry-Lynn Thompson, the Senior Plant Protection Officer in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. Ms. Thompson entered... Read more of this article

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to present lecture title “Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers of the Reptile World” on Thursday, August 16 at 7.00pm at BAMZ Education Classroom The event poster says, “The largest of all sea turtles, and one of the largest reptiles on earth, the Ieatherback turtle can reach 8 feet in length... Read more of this article

Study Explores Genetics Of Bermuda Fireworms

Study Explores Genetics Of Bermuda Fireworms

A study led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History has investigated the genetics behind the “incredible luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms.” A story in Science Daily said, “The beautiful bioluminescence of the Bermuda fireworm [Odontosyllis enopla], which lives... Read more of this article

NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Prediction

NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Prediction

“Conditions in the ocean and the atmosphere are conspiring to produce a less active Atlantic hurricane season than initially predicted in May, “NOAA said today [Aug 9]. “There are still more storms to come – the hurricane season is far from being over. We urge continued preparedness and vigilance,” said Dr Gerry Bell, lead seasonal... Read more of this article