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Eel Swims From Bermuda To United Kingdom

Eel Swims From Bermuda To United Kingdom

According to the Birmingham Mail,  5-foot eel weight thought to be about 20-years-old was recently discovered in a waterway in West Bromwich, UK after it is believed to have made the 3,500 mile trip from Bermuda. The story said, ”A rare eel has been discovered in a waterway in West Bromwich – after swimming 3,500 miles from Bermuda. The... Read more of this article

BZS: Help Raise Funds For Reef Conservation

BZS: Help Raise Funds For Reef Conservation

For a fourth consecutive year, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is heading out on the water with its team of citizen scientists to survey coral reefs around the island as a part of the annual BZS REEF Watch, with the excursion taking place with the support of lead sponsor HISCOX. The event, which is also supported by Groundswell, contributes to... Read more of this article

Video: Spotted Eagle Rays In Bermuda’s Waters

Video: Spotted Eagle Rays In Bermuda’s Waters

A video captured by Edward Daniels shows spotted eagle rays swimming through Bermuda’s waters, offering a close up look at the protected species. The spotted eagle ray [Aetobatus narinari] is most easily recognized by white spots on its black or bluish back [the ray’s main body is called the disc], and the underside is creamy or white. It swims... Read more of this article

BNT Appoints Bill Zuill As New Executive Director

BNT Appoints Bill Zuill As New Executive Director

The Bermuda National Trust has appointed Bill Zuill as its new Executive Director. Mr Zuill succeeds Jennifer Gray, who stepped down in July after nine years in the post to pursue other interests. BNT President Lt Col William White said Mr Zuill had been appointed after an extensive search which attracted a number of very strong applicants. Lt Col White... Read more of this article

Video: Coral Gardening At Bermuda’s Reefs

Video: Coral Gardening At Bermuda’s Reefs

A recently published video is showcasing the work that the Living Reefs Foundation is doing with the help of 11th Hour Racing to help protect Bermuda’s coral reefs. The Foundation’s website says, “Living Reefs, a Bermuda Registered Charity, was formed in 2014 to help implement some of the measures needed to keep Bermuda’s reefs... Read more of this article

BECL Set To Close Early At 1.00pm Tomorrow

BECL Set To Close Early At 1.00pm Tomorrow

Bermuda Emissions Control Limited [BECL] will close at 1.00pm tomorrow [Aug 26], opening for business again on Monday, August 29. A Government spokesperson said, “Mr. Donal Smith, the Managing Director of the Bermuda Emissions Control Limited [BECL] wishes to inform the public that BECL will close at 1.00pm on Friday, August 26, 2016. “They... Read more of this article

Video: Local Lionfish Experts On PBS Newshour

Video: Local Lionfish Experts On PBS Newshour

Bermuda is featured in a PBS Newshour program about invasive lionfish, with scenes of the island shown, while local marine experts, in conjunction with visiting scientists, appear in a five minute segment that also reveals plans for a prototype lionfish-culling undersea robot. Bermuda’s lionfish experts included in the PBS program are Dr. Gretchen... Read more of this article

Ocean Tech Aims To Inspire Young Women

Ocean Tech Aims To Inspire Young Women

Global marine research project Ocean Tech is aiming to inspire more young women into science and engineering via a media campaign that focuses on the team’s leading female scientists and engineers. A spokesperson said, “It isn’t news that fewer women than men are working in the scientific, engineering and technological sectors. In the UK,... Read more of this article

Lightning Seen Last Night Over The East End

Lightning Seen Last Night Over The East End

Lightning was seen last night [Aug 22] over the east end, with Bernews capturing a quick look at the natural light show as the phenomena lit up clouds in the night sky. The Bermuda Weather Service had issued a Thunderstorm Advisory valid last night through Tuesday evening, with their forecast for calling for “sunny periods with a shower or two,... Read more of this article

August Full Moon Lights Up The Night Sky

August Full Moon Lights Up The Night Sky

August’s full moon graced the night sky last night [Aug 18], with some Native American tribes referring to it as a ‘Full Sturgeon Moon,’ while others call it a ‘Full Green Corn Moon’ or a ‘Blueberry Moon,’ among other names. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, “Some Native American tribes called the August... Read more of this article

Scouting Units Take Part In Trunk Island Camp

Scouting Units Take Part In Trunk Island Camp

Scouting units from three different groups recently converged on Trunk Island, in Harrington Sound, for a 5-day camp. A spokesperson said, “During the camp, the scouts were exposed to a variety of activates, that are not usually available to them. Activities included a nature talk from Dr. David Wingate, conservation work which involved removing... Read more of this article

Ministry: There Is No Seawater Quality Concern

Ministry: There Is No Seawater Quality Concern

The Ministry of Health and Seniors said they have “investigated and confirmed a report of greaseballs on Grape Bay beach,” adding that they test seawater samples and ”currently there is no seawater quality concern at Grape Bay or any other location.” A reader emailed in the photo below, which they said was taken this week at... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks: “The Science Of Saving Cetaceans”

BUEI Talks: “The Science Of Saving Cetaceans”

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is getting set to present “The Science Of Saving Cetaceans” on Tuesday, August 30th at 7:30pm The event poster says, “Our oceans are in crisis. Human impacts on wild dolphins and whales are increasing. Understanding those impacts and the needs of wild cetaceans is crucial to their survival. “Meet... Read more of this article