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BUEI Opens “Living With The Ocean” Exhibit

BUEI Opens “Living With The Ocean” Exhibit

Residents and visitors now have the opportunity to explore the world and its oceans with BUEI’s new “Living with the Ocean” exhibit which opened to the public this week. This brand new exhibit, a joint venture between BUEI and XL Catlin, explores how we interact with our oceans. The highlight of the exhibit is the Google Earth Liquid Galaxy. This... Read more of this article

Groundswell Lionfish Tournament Set For July 18

Groundswell Lionfish Tournament Set For July 18

The 2015 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 18, following up on last year’s successful event that saw the invasive lionfish captured, recorded, and cooked for attending crowds. The 5th Annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament takes place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science with the tournament kicking off at sunup... Read more of this article

Video & Photos: Island To Be “Living Classroom”

Video & Photos: Island To Be “Living Classroom”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] have purchased a 2.4-acre lot on Trunk Island and now expect to provide classes that utilize the island to some 3,000 students during the school year, which they said is an “amazing opportunity for Bermuda by the creation of a living classroom.” The BZS said, “It was once unusual for the formal... Read more of this article

Clean Ups Planned To Help Beautify Beaches

Clean Ups Planned To Help Beautify Beaches

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has two more volunteer beach clean-up projects in its sights in the coming weeks and is calling on volunteers who care about tourism to join. On Saturday the BTA will partner with the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation’s Somerset Economic Empowerment Zone for the Mangrove Bay Beach Community Clean-up Day.... Read more of this article

‘Accelerated Warming’ Between Bermuda, USA

‘Accelerated Warming’ Between Bermuda, USA

Unexplained “large scale changes” in the waters off the northeast coast of the United States have lead to additional investigation by oceanographers as they react to a number of data points, many of them collected by the container ship Oleander as it routinely travels between Bermuda and New Jersey. An article on the website of the Woods... Read more of this article

White-Throated Sparrow Spotted In Bermuda

White-Throated Sparrow Spotted In Bermuda

Following the sighting of a rare Canada Goose on the island earlier this month, another unlikely visitor – the white-throated sparrow – was spotted recently. A post on the Bermuda Audubon Society Facebook page says, “Another species never before recorded in the summer – White-throated Sparrow. “This singing male was discovered... Read more of this article

BEST: Bermuda Beaches “Exquisitely Beautiful”

BEST: Bermuda Beaches “Exquisitely Beautiful”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has said they are “glad to hear that the restaurant building and amenities at Shelly Bay are to get some much-needed attention.” A BEST spokesperson said, “The plans for food, beverage and community services are ambitious and point to a significant upgrade in the facilities.... Read more of this article

Argus Supports KAF’s Healthy Harvest Garden

Argus Supports KAF’s Healthy Harvest Garden

The Argus Group today [June 18] announces its support of the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation’s Healthy Harvest Garden, a seed-to-table programme that teaches children about harvesting crops. The students are taught how to grow and harvest crops from seeds, learn about nutrition and how to prepare the crops that are grown. As part of the programme, children... Read more of this article

Canada Goose Spotted Around The Island

Canada Goose Spotted Around The Island

An unusual visitor recently made its way to Bermuda, with a Canada Goose reportedly sighted at various locations around the island. A post on the Bermuda Audubon Society Facebook page said, “Another species of wildfowl that is unusual in the summer, Canada Goose. This bird has been reported from various locations around the island. Today it was... Read more of this article

Ocean Plastic Expedition Arrives In Bermuda

Ocean Plastic Expedition Arrives In Bermuda

[Updated with photos] More than 35 scientists, artists, and environmental leaders arrived in St. George’s harbour today on the Mystic, a 167 foot tall ship schooner, conducting vital research on the impacts of marine plastic pollution. The SEA Change Expedition, organized by leading plastic pollution non-profit The 5 Gyres Institute, brings together... Read more of this article

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