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SiriusXM To Host Underwater Live Radio Show

SiriusXM To Host Underwater Live Radio Show

SiriusXM’s John Fugelsang will host “Deep Dive Radio,” a one-hour broadcast from a submersible deep in the ocean off the coast of Bermuda, that they said “aims to set the world record for the deepest underwater live radio show and bring attention to protecting the deep ocean.” Fugelsang, host of SiriusXM’s Tell Me... Read more of this article

BIOS Scientist To Work With Ocean Tech Project

BIOS Scientist To Work With Ocean Tech Project

A global marine research project designed to justify marine protected areas worldwide is set to launch in Bermuda next spring and will include the expertise of BIOS coral reef scientist Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley. The collaborative project, called Ocean Tech, will utilize the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution underwater robotic vehicle REMUS. This... Read more of this article

New Website: Seasonal Hurricane Predictions

New Website: Seasonal Hurricane Predictions

Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Colorado State University in association with XL Catlin have launched a new website to track seasonal hurricane forecasts and the evolution of hurricane activity. Seasonal Hurricane Predictions brings together forecasts from major centers that specialize in Atlantic hurricane forecasting. It also offers extensive... Read more of this article

Children Invited To Join Deep Ocean Virtual Ride

Children Invited To Join Deep Ocean Virtual Ride

Children are being offered the chance to become deep sea explorers as part of a groundbreaking science expedition launching in the North West Atlantic this week. Deep ocean scientific research charity Nekton is calling on young people around the world to ‘virtually’ join their first expedition to explore and research the Earth’s largest and critically... Read more of this article

New Mosquito Traps Targeting Aedes Albopictus

New Mosquito Traps Targeting Aedes Albopictus

In an effort to kill the species of mosquitoes that could potentially carry Zika virus, the Department of Health’s Vector Control team is placing In2Care Mosquito Traps around Bermuda. Close up of the mosquito trap“Bermuda is currently Zika free. In addition, Bermuda does not have the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the most common and most... Read more of this article

Video: “Biological Hotspot” Found On Seamount

Video: “Biological Hotspot” Found On Seamount

[Updated with video] Scientists from Nekton undertaking the XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey, have discovered a new “biological hotspot” on Argus Seamount, some 30 miles south west of Bermuda. Diving in cutting-edge manned submersibles adapted with the latest scientific and filming equipment, the scientists are the first to biologically document... Read more of this article

BEST Comments On Cross Island Consultation

BEST Comments On Cross Island Consultation

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they “would like to applaud the Cross Island Committee on their outreach and consultation efforts seeking ideas for making best use of Cross Island, once the America’s Cup Event Village has vacated the area.” “We are also appreciative of the Committee for recognising... Read more of this article

Video: Annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

Video: Annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

At the sixth annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament, a record number of participants hit the waters to help keep the island’s reefs safe from the invasive species. Crowds packed into the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] to witness the catch, learn about the dangerous breed, and enjoy a lionfish cookout. The Bermuda Broadcasting Company... Read more of this article

Video: Nekton Mission’s First Submersible Dive

Video: Nekton Mission’s First Submersible Dive

Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission, which is sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin and in partnership with the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of the Environment, launched off the coast of Bermuda this week, with the action caught on camera. In a video of the launch, Greg Foot, onboard science reporter, says, “We’ve just getting... Read more of this article

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Presented by Robert Hardy, Bermuda Turtle Project Collaborator and Assistant Researcher with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s Lecture Series will feature a talk on “Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The Lost Years” on Thursday, August 11. The event will be held at 7.00pm, with doors opening... Read more of this article

Part Of Beach Closed: Portuguese Man Of War

Part Of Beach Closed: Portuguese Man Of War

[Updated] The Ministry of the Environment confirmed that the western half of Horseshoe Bay beach was closed at 12:47pm today [July 18] due to a “significant number of Portuguese Man of War [PMOW] jellyfish in that area of the water.” “Lifeguards have hoisted a purple flag indicating the presence of a marine life hazard, advised beach... Read more of this article

Ocean Scientific Research Mission To Launch

Ocean Scientific Research Mission To Launch

Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission — sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin and partnering with the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of the Environment — is preparing to launch off the coast of Bermuda this week. To explore the full impact of human activities on the deep ocean, the first in a series of expeditions will use... Read more of this article

BUEI’s Lionfish Display Opens At Gorham’s

BUEI’s Lionfish Display Opens At Gorham’s

On Thursday, July 14, BUEI’s travelling lionfish exhibit officially opened at the entrance to Gorham’s flagship store in Hamilton. On hand for the opening were Gorham’s General Manager Andrew Mackay, Lionfish Taskforce member and Head of the Bermuda Lionfish Culling Program Corey Eddy, Head of BUEI Exhibits Russell de Moura, and Head of BUEI Marketing... Read more of this article