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Photos: Ocean Vet Team Tags Turtles

Photos: Ocean Vet Team Tags Turtles

Dr. Neil Burnie, Choy Aming, and the rest of the Ocean Vet team recently spent a day tagging turtles for tracking, assisting Peter Meylan and Jennifer Gray from the Bermuda Turtle Project. The successful day saw a number of turtles tagged, along with the discovery of a turtle that had already been tagged eight years prior. Dr. Burnie and the team were... Read more of this article

Photo Set #4: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Photo Set #4: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

The holiday weekend came to a close with the Non-Mariners Race taking place on Sunday afternoon [Aug 3] at the Sandys Boat Club, with large crowds in attendance as the ”non-boats” entered the water, with most collapsing and sinking within minutes.The Non-Mariners Race started decades ago when a group of drinking friends debated the... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Photo Set #3: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

The Non-Mariners Race — which sees “non-boats” hit the water with most collapsing and sinking within minutes — took place on Sunday afternoon [Aug 3] at the Sandys Boat Club, with large crowds in attendance. The “non-event” kicks off with the “non-colors raising,” which is followed by “non-penguins... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Photo Set #2: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

The Sandys Boat Club played host to huge crowds on Sunday afternoon [Aug 3] as people made their way to the west by both land and sea for the annual Non-Mariners Race, which sees unusual watercraft take to the water, with most collapsing and sinking only a few feet from shore.The “non-boats” often have a theme based on news events, and... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Photo Set #1: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Droves of people made their way by both land and sea to Sandys Boat Club on Sunday afternoon [Aug 3] to take part in the last big event for the holiday weekend — the annual Non-Mariners Race. The race, or more correctly the “non-race” sees objects fashioned into watercraft take to the water, with most sinking within minutes.The “non-boats”... Read more of this article

Photos: Tall Ship Lord Nelson Visits Bermuda

Photos: Tall Ship Lord Nelson Visits Bermuda

The tall ship Lord Nelson stopped off in Bermuda on July 19th on its way from Anguilla to Halifax, with Deputy Governor Ginny Ferson and Deputy Mayor of St. George’s Quinell Francis, Councillor Donnie McLaughlin, and Chairman of the Sail Training Association of Bermuda John Wadson paying a courtesy visit yesterday morning [July 21].The Spirit of... Read more of this article

Photos: Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

Photos: Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

[Updated] The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was held today [July 19] with the weigh-in taking place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] at 3pm, after members of the public were invited to help eradicate the invasive pest by joining in by “Eating ‘Em to Beat ‘Em.”Approximately ninety four people took part in catching seventy... 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

Photos & Video: St George’s Powerboat Races

Photos & Video: St George’s Powerboat Races

The Bermuda Powerboat Association hosted an afternoon of racing today [July 13] with boats taking to the water in St George’s Harbour.The first race saw Gregory Focke in A98 take first in the ‘A’ Class while Mark Selley and Fletcher in B8 won the ‘B’ Class. Lone class entries saw D187 win the ‘D’ Class with Steven... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Fire Service Marine Exercise

Photos & Video: Fire Service Marine Exercise

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] recently conducted simulated water rescue training near Stokes Bay, St George’s. Fire Service spokesperson Lt. Leonard Davis said, “The training exercise was conducted in an attempt to prepare Fire Service staff for the possibility of an aircraft water rescue. The Fire/ Rescue Water Craft of the... Read more of this article


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