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Aquarium Hall Closing For Roof Upgrade Work

Aquarium Hall Closing For Roof Upgrade Work

The Aquarium Hall will close on October 5, 2014 in order to allow for roof replacement work to take place, though the North Rock Exhibit, as well as the Zoo, Museum, Azu Beastro, and the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] Gift Shop will remain open. After the construction, which is expected to take 6-months, BAMZ said they “will have a safe, watertight... Read more of this article

Steinhoff/BZS Scholarship Winners Announced

Steinhoff/BZS Scholarship Winners Announced

The Bermuda Zoological Society announced the winners of the 2014 Steinhoff/BZS Scholarship as students Miguel Meijas, Kate Cooper, and Kascia White. Each student has been award $5,000 towards their continued studies in the environmental sciences. The scholarship was established in 2009 by former BZS president, Robert Steinhoff, to provide educational... Read more of this article

Photos: Bee Swarm Found On Front Street

Photos: Bee Swarm Found On Front Street

[Updated] Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection are presently on Front Street this afternoon [Sept 4] after a large bee swarm was found opposite the Beach Restaurant. The bees are, at present, located in a tree and plans are being made to remove them. Further details are limited at this time, however we have asked officials for... Read more of this article

Jeremy Madeiros Wins UK Blue Turtle Award

Jeremy Madeiros Wins UK Blue Turtle Award

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment has revealed that Jeremy Madeiros, Senior Terrestrial Conservation Officer with the Department of Conservation Services, has been awarded the prestigious Blue Turtle Award [2013] for the Cahow Translocation Project, helping to preserve the endangered Bermuda Cahow. Launched in 2009, the Blue Turtle Award... Read more of this article

Environmental Protection Office Closed On Fri.

Environmental Protection Office Closed On Fri.

The Botanical Gardens offices of the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Parks will be closed all day on Friday, September 5th, 2014. A spokesperson said, “The temporary closure is required by BELCO and the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] as part of the ongoing works on the new hospital development. Both offices will be... Read more of this article

100 Years Since Extinction Of Passenger Pigeon

100 Years Since Extinction Of Passenger Pigeon

The Passenger Pigeon was a species of bird that once visited Bermuda. Posting on the Bermuda Audubon Society’s Facebook page, Audubon President Andrew Dobson said, “September 1st marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon.   “Martha was the last known living Passenger Pigeon; she was named “Martha”... Read more of this article

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

[Updated: Ministry of Public Works issue an apology and explanation concerning the removal of the tree] BEST released the photos below which they said offer confirmation that the “mature poinciana behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was cut down over the weekend.” Last week, the environmental group issued... Read more of this article

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they were “alerted this morning to a notice in the Official Gazette that the tree behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was to be removed”. BEST said, “While the wording in the official notice clearly refers to removal of the tree, the... Read more of this article

New UV Index Reading Helps Protect From Sun

New UV Index Reading Helps Protect From Sun

In order to help protect those on the island from the harmful ultraviolet [UV] radiation produced by the sun, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre is teaming up with the Bermuda Weather Service and its newly launched UV Index reading in order to promote awareness of the dangers posed by the sun, as well as how to avoid and combat them. The UV Index [UVI]... Read more of this article

Part Of Internal Ceiling Collapses At Aquarium

Part Of Internal Ceiling Collapses At Aquarium

The Department of Conservation Services confirmed that today [Aug 19] a small area of the internal ceiling collapsed in the Aquarium Hall at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo [BAMZ]. Fortunately nobody was injured and there was no damage to the actual exhibit or fish. The area has been made safe and is now cordoned off, photo below.Dr. Ian Walker,... Read more of this article