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Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

One of Bernews photographers had the opportunity to tag along with the Ocean Vet team of Dr. Neil Burnie and Choy Aming, getting the chance to see a variety of ocean life in action as the cameras rolled for the production of the 12-part television series.The team has been leaving Flatts inlet on a 30 foot custom Predator catamaran with seven people... Read more of this article

Pink Beach Environmental Impact Statement

Pink Beach Environmental Impact Statement

As part of their application for planning permission for the Pink Beach Club redevelopment, the developers submitted an Environmental Impact Statement [EIS] outlining the plans as well as any impact on the environment along with mitigating steps. The beach-front Tucker’s Town cottage colony was recently sold to Sardis Developments, and the proposed... Read more of this article

Lunar Eclipse Creates “Blood Moon” Effect

Lunar Eclipse Creates “Blood Moon” Effect

Anyone who was skygazing last night would have caught a glimpse of a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse caused what is known as a “blood moon”, with the name stemming from the fact the moon takes on a reddish appearance. CNN describes the “blood moon” by saying, “In a total lunar eclipse, the full moon turns a coppery... Read more of this article

Photos: “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

Photos: “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] hosted a Bee Fair entitled “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” today [Apr 12] at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI], educating the public on the importance of bees to nature at large and the skills required to keep and promote their propagation. According to the promotional flyer for... Read more of this article

BUEI To Host Two Ocean Vet Series Lectures

BUEI To Host Two Ocean Vet Series Lectures

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is getting ready to host two lectures based on the upcoming Ocean Vet television series, with Dr. Neil Burnie and members of the film crew set to deliver a talk and entertain questions from the public on Thursday, April 10 and again on Monday, April 14, 2014. A spokesperson said, “The series... Read more of this article

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

The rare capture of footage of a giant oarfish in California serves as a reminder of when an oarfish washed up in Bermuda 150 years ago; creating a frenzy as it was thought to be a “sea serpent”. The oarfish observers were kayaking as part of a tour with the Shedd Aquarium in Baja, California and the video was posted online on Monday [Apr... Read more of this article

Dolphin Quest Welcomes Second Dolphin Birth

Dolphin Quest Welcomes Second Dolphin Birth

Only days after “Bailey” gave birth, Dolphin Quest has welcomed another new arrival with “Ely” giving birth at around 6pm on Saturday [Apr 5]. Ely, named after Ely’s Harbour in Sandys Parish near Fort Scaur, was born at Dolphin Quest Bermuda in June of 2003. Since then, she has connected with thousands of schoolchildren, summer campers,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Butterflies Flock To New House

Photos & Video: Butterflies Flock To New House

Locals can stop by and watch some of nature’s most beautiful creatures, thanks to a new Butterfly House set up at Brighton Nurseries in Devonshire. Surrounded by flowering plants suitable for attracting butterflies, the aim of the ‘Butterfly House’ is to educate people as well as provide some basic information on butterflies found... Read more of this article

Mashable Features Bermuda Coral Reef Photo

Mashable Features Bermuda Coral Reef Photo

Popular tech website Mashable has featured a photo of Bermuda’s coral reefs in a post entitled “The 34 Most Beautiful Google Street View Sightings.” The reef is located at the eastern end of the island, by Clearwater Beach in St David’s, and the footage behind the technology was provided by the Catlin Seaview Survey.  To view... Read more of this article

Zoological Society To Host “Nonsuch Camp”

Zoological Society To Host “Nonsuch Camp”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] will host a “Nonsuch Camp” for students of aged 15 to 18 with an interest in science and Environment from 20- 28 June 2014. Based on Nonsuch Island, the camp will be field trips to explore different habitats such as North Rock and Walsingham Jungle. This camp will provide students with an awareness of... Read more of this article


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