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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

‘Bermuda Adventure Summer 2018′ Held

‘Bermuda Adventure Summer 2018′ Held

[Written by Glenn Fubler] On Monday, July 30th, organizers were pleasantly surprised by the response to an innovative event at The Aquarium between 6 – 8 pm, as a part of ‘Bermuda Adventure – Summer 2018’, when more than 170 residents attended that World-class facility. There were more than twice the numbers than expected, attending this gathering,... Read more of this article

Column: Sea Turtles Nesting Here & Abroad

Column: Sea Turtles Nesting Here & Abroad

[Written by Jennifer Gray] The summer months are typically nesting season for sea turtles in our region. With Bermuda’s nesting sea turtles extirpated by the late 1800’s, the idea of sea turtles nesting on our shores again causes great excitement. This was the case in 1990 and again in 1995 when loggerhead nests were found on the beaches of Coopers... Read more of this article

Ministry Updates On Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Ministry Updates On Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Officials provided an update on the most recent outbreak of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning [CFP], saying that between 29th June and 17th July, they received 13 reports of CFP, and the “fishes implicated in this outbreak were large Amberjacks and Barracuda.” The statement said, “The Ministry of Health and the Department of Environment and... Read more of this article

‘Adventure At The Aquarium’ Tomorrow

‘Adventure At The Aquarium’ Tomorrow

A free event titled ‘Bermuda Adventure @ The Aquarium’ is set to be held tomorrow [July 30] from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, with attendees able to “learn a little about our ocean, our heritage, and ourselves, and have a bit of fun.” A spokesperson said, “Residents from across the island are invited to join ‘Bermuda Adventure @ The Aquarium’... Read more of this article

Charitable Farm Aid Concert Set For August 2

Charitable Farm Aid Concert Set For August 2

A Farm Aid event is set to be held during the Cup Match holiday, with a concert taking place on August 2 with its proceeds going directly toward “enhancing the Bermuda farming industry.” The event will be presented by Island Restaurant Group, Green Land Dairy, Amaral’s Farm, Westover Farm and Wadson’s Farm in association with Seymours... Read more of this article

BNT Welcomes Minister’s Decision On Lease

BNT Welcomes Minister’s Decision On Lease

The Bermuda National Trust said they welcome Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch’s “decision to renew the lease of the Bascome family at Westover Farm, Sandys and of his intention to extend all lapsed agricultural leases of Government land to 21 years less one day.” “The Trust believes that the preservation of arable land as... Read more of this article

Cap Of 450 Recreational Lobster Diver Licenses

Cap Of 450 Recreational Lobster Diver Licenses

The Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown today announced a cap of 450 recreational lobster divers for the 2018-2019 season, which opens September 1st 2018. Licenses will be issued on a first come, first served basis from August 6th 2018. The deadline to report catch data [including nil catches] for the 2017-2018 season was April 30th 2018. Therefore,... Read more of this article

People Urged Not To Disturb Common Terns

People Urged Not To Disturb Common Terns

It’s the height of summer, and as such, the Bermuda Audubon Society is putting out a plea for “boaters and drone operators to avoid disturbing the island’s tiny population of Common Terns, which are in the middle of nesting season.” “The sea birds are nesting on small, treeless islands and large buoys in Hamilton Harbour and in... Read more of this article

Minister Apologizes To Carlos Amaral & Board

Minister Apologizes To Carlos Amaral & Board

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch offered an “unequivocal apology to Mr. Carlos Amaral, Chairman of the Board of Agriculture and the entire Board” for a statement he made last week, explaining that the “Farmers Association has been advocating for a regularization of leases as far back as 2016 based on the correspondence I... Read more of this article