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Loggerhead Turtle Released After Rehabilitation

Loggerhead Turtle Released After Rehabilitation

A loggerhead turtle named ‘Chad’ — who was found entangled in cargo netting last October — was released into the waters off our coast last week after a lengthy rehabilitation at Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo [BAMZ]. “Divers from Blue Water Divers found Chad floating in Ely’s Harbour in October of last year. Chad was... Read more of this article

BUEI: ‘Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry’

BUEI: ‘Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] Talks series is getting set to present “Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry” with Dr. Corey Eddy on Thursday, July 27, beginning at 7.30pm at BUEI Auditorium. The events poster says, “Over the past several years, Corey’s research has revealed a lot about Bermuda’s marine environment,... Read more of this article

Greenrock Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Greenrock Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Greenrock has congratulated the Premier and the Progressive Labour Party [PLP] on their election victory. Executive Director of Greenrock, Jonathan Starling said, “Greenrock would like to congratulate Premier David Burt and the Progressive Labour Party on their election victory and forming the new Government. “We look forward to working with... Read more of this article

Bermuda Featured On BBC Travel Show

Bermuda Featured On BBC Travel Show

Bermuda was recently featured the BBC Travel Show, with the episode following host Ade Adepitan as he explored the island. The show takes a look at Bermuda’s shipwrecks alongside locals including ‘Adventure Tour Guide’ Jamie Harvey, Crystal Schultz from the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Insititute, Head of Marine Heritage Dr. Philippe... Read more of this article

Record Number Of Cahow Chicks Fledge

Record Number Of Cahow Chicks Fledge

The 2017 Cahow nesting season saw the nesting population increase to a record number of 117 established breeding pairs [those that produced an egg, whether it hatched or not]. In addition, a record number of 61 chicks successfully fledged out to sea [the first time the number of fledged chicks has exceeded 60]. In parallel the Nonsuch Expeditions CahowCam,... Read more of this article

First-Ever Ocean Risk Summit In Bermuda

First-Ever Ocean Risk Summit In Bermuda

High level representatives of governments, the finance sector, the [re]insurance industry, and other sectors will consider specific risks posed by changes in the world’s oceans caused by climate change and other man-made impacts at a first-of-its-kind conference to be hosted in Bermuda in May 2018. A spokesperson, “The Ocean Risk Summit will... Read more of this article

Race For Water Leaves Bermuda For Cuba

Race For Water Leaves Bermuda For Cuba

After more than a month in the waters of Bermuda, acting as a forum for discussions around the conservation of the oceans and supporting the French campaign in the America’s Cup, the Race for Water vessel left Bermuda on Saturday [July 8] for Cuba, the first stop on their 2017-2020 Odyssey expedition. The vessel also acted as a conference center... Read more of this article

Race For Water Hosts Plastics Colloquium

Race For Water Hosts Plastics Colloquium

Over the past week, scientists from the EPHEMAE (Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in marine ecosystems) project have been on board Race for Water, studying ocean pollution. On July 6th an international team of experts, hailing from England, Bermuda, the U.S., and Europe, came together to discuss the issues and solutions to plastics pollution. The... Read more of this article

Video: BIOS Featured in PBS ‘Changing Seas’

Video: BIOS Featured in PBS ‘Changing Seas’

Scientists from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] recently featured in an episode titled ‘The Fate of Carbon’ as a part of the PBS series ‘Changing Seas.’ ‘The Fate of Carbon’ shows the BIOS scientists working on the Bermuda Atlantic-series Study [BATS], which has collected data on the physical, biological,... Read more of this article

Deadline For National Fuels Policy Submission

Deadline For National Fuels Policy Submission

Greenrock is reminding the public that the deadline for submissions of responses to the National Fuels Policy currently before public consultation is tomorrow [July 7]. Greenrock said. “Greenrock would like to encourage individuals to submit responses to the National Fuels Policy currently before public consultation, and reminds the public that the... Read more of this article

20.2 Tonnes Of Recyclables Collected From AC

20.2 Tonnes Of Recyclables Collected From AC

The Ministry of Public Works announced that 20.24 tonnes of recyclables were collected from the America’s Cup event village during the 22 day event last month. This amount increased Bermuda’s monthly recycling, which averages 63 tonnes, by just under 50% per day during the event period. A Ministry Spokesperson said, “Thanks is due... Read more of this article

“Increased Presence” Of Portuguese Man-of-War

“Increased Presence” Of Portuguese Man-of-War

The Ministry of the Environment closed Horseshoe Bay Beach to bathers at 2.00pm today [July 3] due to current onshore wind conditions have caused an increased presence of Portuguese Man-of-War [PMOW] jellyfish. A government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of the Environment, Department of Parks, wishes to advise the public that Horseshoe Bay Beach... Read more of this article

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

Meals for both patients and staff at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital are now prepared with fresh herbs grown at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI] by service users of the Devonshire facility. The garden project at MWI started in March with between six and eight individuals from the learning disabled and the geriatric services. Participants... Read more of this article