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Rouja Featured In CNN Travel Article & Video

Rouja Featured In CNN Travel Article & Video

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Custodian of Historic Wrecks, Dr. Philippe Rouja, has been featured this month in a CNN travel article and companion video titled ‘Charted Waters.’ In it, writer Alexander Rosen and his co-producer Joseph Coleman follow Dr. Rouja offshore and underwater to explore shipwreck sites in Bermuda’s waters. The... Read more of this article

Deadline For Submissions On Net Metering

Deadline For Submissions On Net Metering

Update: The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 2nd. Greenrock is reminding the members of the public that the deadline for submitting feedback regarding net metering is tomorrow [July 28]. Executive Director of Greenrock, Jonathan Starling said, “Greenrock would like to remind members of the public that the deadline for submitting feedback... Read more of this article

Conyers & Students Help In Conservation Project

Conyers & Students Help In Conservation Project

Conyers Dill & Pearman teamed up with the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] for the first of two Volunteer Days. Conyers’ summer law programme students and mentors were involved in a restoration effort as part of the Trunk Island Conservation Project, which is a seven-acre island in Harrington Sound that serves as the BZS’s “Living Classroom”. Conservation... Read more of this article

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