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DENR: Fish Die Off Likely Caused By Parasite

DENR: Fish Die Off Likely Caused By Parasite

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] today released preliminary findings on the cause of the major fish die-off event that has been occurring around the Island this month, saying that the “cause of death appeared to be the same gill parasite that was identified in the last major fish die-off – Brooklynella.” “This... Read more of this article

Water Borne Bacteria, Tobacco Bay Beach Closed

Water Borne Bacteria, Tobacco Bay Beach Closed

The Ministry of Health advised that Tobacco Bay Beach “has been closed to swimmers due to higher than normal levels of water-borne bacteria.” “The Department of Health conducts regular testing of seawater and has closed the beach to swimmers and watersports today, due to bacterial levels above the Department’s acceptable limit,”... Read more of this article

“Masterworks Is Going Green” Fundraiser

“Masterworks Is Going Green” Fundraiser

The “Masterworks Is Going Green” fundraiser will be held at The Loren Hotel on Saturday, October 14th, with proceeds set to go towards helping make the museum more environmentally friendly.A spokesperson said, “Masterworks Museum is Going Green! Our Contemporaries Party sponsored by Goslings will be hosted at The Loren Hotel, October... Read more of this article

Butterfield Employees Participate In Cleanup

Butterfield Employees Participate In Cleanup

Employees of Butterfield Group companies around the world joined forces with local environmental groups to take part in the International Costal Clean-Up on Saturday, September, 16th. 267 Butterfield team members cleared 113 bags of trash and recyclables from public spaces in six countries during the first of what will become an annual Community Action... Read more of this article

Photos: Saltus Clean Up At John Smith’s Bay

Photos: Saltus Clean Up At John Smith’s Bay

In order to help assist Saturday’s Coastal Clean Up Day, Saltus students, their families and staff turned out to help clean up John Smith’s Bay. In connection with KBB’s “Adopt-A-Spot” initiative, S4 teacher and Year Coordinator and Saltus alumna, Erika Powell, organizes a Saltus clean up at John Smith’s Bay twice during the academic year. Ms.... Read more of this article

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources confirmed they have received a number of reports of dead fish washing up on shorelines around the island, and said “the current die-off event is affecting a large number of fishes from a wide range of species” and it is “too early to speculate about possible causes.” After a... Read more of this article

Students Help With KBB Marine Clean Up

Students Help With KBB Marine Clean Up

Warwick Academy students, staff and parents came out to support the KKB Marine Clean Up initiative on Saturday organized by Head Girl Eryn Bhola. A spokesperson said, “Warwick descended on Elbow Beach and Coral Beach, and a group of the IB Environmental science students took the opportunity to sort, document and map what trash washed up and where.” Related... Read more of this article

BEST: “Two Nuggets Of Environmental Treasure”

BEST: “Two Nuggets Of Environmental Treasure”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they noted “two nuggets of environmental treasure” in the 2017 Throne Speech that they thought were worth highlighting and responding to. A BEST spokesperson said, “While reviewing the 2017 Throne Speech, the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] noted two nuggets... Read more of this article

Seven Skinks Have Hatched At Chester Zoo

Seven Skinks Have Hatched At Chester Zoo

Seven skinks have hatched at Chester Zoo, the first time conservationists have bred the critically endangered species outside their homeland of Bermuda. The moment the first skink popped its head out of its egg was captured on camera by the zoo’s reptile experts.The species is on the brink of extinction in the wild, as habitat destruction and introduced... Read more of this article

“Thousands Of Birds Must Have Perished”

“Thousands Of Birds Must Have Perished”

Local ornithologist Andrew Dobson, President of BirdsCaribbean, says he is “heartbroken” by the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, and has urged people to donate to the hurricane disaster relief fund organized by the Bermuda Red Cross. He has been closely involved with BirdsCaribbean for more than 15 years and has close friends in many... Read more of this article

Greenrock: ‘Challenge Of Climate Change’

Greenrock: ‘Challenge Of Climate Change’

Greenrock said they look forward to the 2017 Throne Speech ”with hope for a greater focus on renewable energy and sustainability,” saying that “in particular we hope that the challenge of climate change – the great challenge for Bermuda and humanity for the 21st Century, is front and center.”The environmental organisation... Read more of this article

Video: Dead Moray Eel Floating By Dock

Video: Dead Moray Eel Floating By Dock

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] It’s not every day you go fishing and discover a strange sea creature, but that happened to the Warren family on Saturday. Nicole Warren told Bernews, “We were fishing off the dock from Dowling’s Marina in St. George. As we were leaving, there was some debris and [my son] Christian noticed the semi-circular... Read more of this article

EY Coastal Cleanup Set For September 16

EY Coastal Cleanup Set For September 16

The EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup in support of Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] will be held on Saturday, September 16. A spokeperson said, “The annual island-wide event gives volunteers an opportunity to enjoy time spent outdoors combing the beach, snorkeling or diving underwater to remove litter and marine debris and maintain Bermuda’s beaches and... Read more of this article