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Video: Shark Encounter Off John Smiths Bay

Video: Shark Encounter Off John Smiths Bay

A video has recently surfaced on Youtube showing what the uploader said was a shark encounter while hunting for lionfish off of John Smith’s Bay in Bermuda. The video was posted by Youtuber rocketman889, who said: “Shark encounter while hunting for lionfish off of John Smith’s Bay, Bermuda. We were free diving around 7:15pm –... Read more of this article

Chatterbox Preschool’s Art Auction To Aid BZS

Chatterbox Preschool’s Art Auction To Aid BZS

Students at Chatterbox Preschool have recently been making waves in the art world, thanks to their recent studies about the ocean. The result was a fantastic art auction, featuring art inspired by sea creatures found at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo, and the school chose to donate the funds raised from that auction to the Bermuda Zoological... Read more of this article

“Bermuda In Bloom” Stamp Series Released

“Bermuda In Bloom” Stamp Series Released

The Bermuda Philatelic Bureau of the Bermuda Post Office today announced the release of a series of five stamps: Bermuda In Bloom Part 1. “Bermuda’s visitors and residents alike are sure to agree that the striking beauty and abundance of Bermuda’s floras make up a large part of the Island’s charm and tranquility. The Bermuda Post Office... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Blue Marlin Donated For Study

Photos & Video: Blue Marlin Donated For Study

A Blue Marlin donated by the Billfish Tournament to the Ocean Vet team for research was hoisted for delivery to the Spanish Point Boat Club on July 11, with the 573 pound fish requiring a team of workers and several pieces of equipment to get it loaded and moved. Once the fish arrived at its destination, the Ocean Vet team dissected the fish, with footage... Read more of this article

Minister Reports On State Of Bermuda Coral

Minister Reports On State Of Bermuda Coral

In the House of Assembly today [July 11], Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden delivered a report on the state of health of the coral reefs found in Bermuda’s waters and the Caribbean, citing the report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network [GCRMN] released last week. Minister Atherden said, “Last week saw the... Read more of this article

Temporary Closure Of The Botanical Gardens

Temporary Closure Of The Botanical Gardens

The Department of Parks said they wish to advise the public that Botanical Gardens will close on Monday July 14, from 4.00pm until 6.00pm for maintenance repairs and then the grounds of the Gardens will reopen to the public. “Also the access road to the Botanical Gardens across from Peace Lutheran Church off South Road, will be closed to vehicular... Read more of this article

E-Waste Recycling Day To Be Held On July 12

E-Waste Recycling Day To Be Held On July 12

The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works will be holding their second e-Waste Recycling Day for 2014 on Saturday 12th July from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility located on Palmetto Road, Devonshire. A spokesperson said, “Residents are encouraged to bring their old, worn out electronics to be recycled... Read more of this article

Govt. Reminds Of Public Beach Protocols

Govt. Reminds Of Public Beach Protocols

The Department of Parks is reminding the public of its policy on waste disposal and collection and horse-riding on beaches, outlining the rules and regulations in place for both as the summer season gets underway. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks collects trash Monday through Friday, and on Sundays. Unfortunately there can be a build-up... Read more of this article

Public School System Joins GLOBE Programme

Public School System Joins GLOBE Programme

Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons recently met with US Consul General, Robert Settje to sign the NASA GLOBE Agreement. The agreement represents a joint effort between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] and the US Government, and the Ministry of Education and Economic Development.Minister Gibbons... Read more of this article

Bermuda Parrotfish Keep Coral Reefs Healthy

Bermuda Parrotfish Keep Coral Reefs Healthy

The parrotfish, a species of marine life abundant in Bermuda’s waters, is singlehandedly working to keep both the coral reefs and beaches surrounding the island healthy, all thanks to their voracious appetite and ability to defecate up to 200 pounds of sand per year, with a recent report highlighting the fact that areas that don’t protect... Read more of this article