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Aming To Discuss Tiger Shark Research In NYC

Aming To Discuss Tiger Shark Research In NYC

Bermudian ocean explorer Choy Aming will be speaking at the upcoming Sea Stories 2019 event at New York’s famed Explorers Club. The senior aquarist at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and director of The Bermuda Shark Project, Mr. Aming is one of five speakers invited to address the prestigious day-long symposium on November 9 His presentation,... Read more of this article

Column: How Do You Weigh A Live Whale?

Column: How Do You Weigh A Live Whale?

[Written by Fredrik Christiansen] Whales are the largest animals on the planet, and important predators in the marine ecosystem. As a marine biologist I have been lucky enough to see them up close. It’s an amazing experience to watch a whale mother, 14 metres long and weighing nearly 40 tonnes, gently push her “tiny” five-metre baby, already weighing... Read more of this article

The Snail That ‘Came Back From The Dead’

The Snail That ‘Came Back From The Dead’

In the field of natural history a Lazarus species is one thought to be extinct which then seemingly comes back from the dead. And wildlife ecologist Mark Outerbridge has recently recounted his role in the rediscovery of one such endemic Bermuda animal. “I have had the privilege of being involved with one of the most gratifying stories of conservation... Read more of this article

New Report On Skink Population Numbers

New Report On Skink Population Numbers

Results of a long-term study on the population levels of the critically endangered Bermuda skink have just been made available online. The newly-released paper suggests it will be a long road back from the verge of extinction for one of the rarest lizards in the world, Bermuda’s only endemic vertebrate species. Now critically endangered, the endemic... Read more of this article

Turtle Project’s 2019 Field Trip Underway

Turtle Project’s 2019 Field Trip Underway

The Bermuda Turtle Project, one of the oldest ecological studies of its kind on the island, is this summer beginning its second half-century of research and conservation initiatives aimed at protecting our sea turtles. Established in 1968 by the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo in collaboration with the Florida-based, environment-friendly Sea Turtle... Read more of this article

BPOTY Support Bermuda Cahow Initiative

BPOTY Support Bermuda Cahow Initiative

One of the world’s leading bird photography contests has taken a Bermuda Audubon Society programme aimed at boosting Cahow numbers under its wing. Established in 2016, the annual online Bird Photographer of the Year Competition draws tens of thousands of entrants. Describing itself as a “celebration of avian beauty and diversity, and a tribute... Read more of this article

SPCA To Celebrate Centennial With Gala

SPCA To Celebrate Centennial With Gala

Bermuda’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves for 100 years now. And the charity will be celebrating its centennial in grand style in September with a gala event to raise funds earmarked for its Valley Road, Paget shelter Founded in 1919 and incorporated in 1921, the... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks ‘The Lost World Of Kamchatka’

BUEI Talks ‘The Lost World Of Kamchatka’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute will present a talk entitled “The Lost World Of Kamchatka” with Scott Stallard on Thursday, July 25th. The event poster says, “Travel with Scott Stallard aboard Russian MI 8 Helicopters and 16 wheeler off road kamas on his expedition to film and photograph the far eastern brown bear, active volcanoes,... Read more of this article

Video: Lou-Seal Released Back Into Ocean

Video: Lou-Seal Released Back Into Ocean

An international and collaborative seal rescue effort came to a successful culmination when Lou-Seal — the gray seal rescued in Bermuda in March — returned to the cold waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean. After just six weeks in the care of Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program, a fully-recovered Lou-Seal was released at Blue Shutters... Read more of this article

Bee Hive Near The Entrance Of Fort Hamilton

Bee Hive Near The Entrance Of Fort Hamilton

An active bee hive has been identified near the entrance of Fort Hamilton, and the City has engaged the services of bee keeper to relocate the hive, and in the meantime the City is urging visitors to the Fort to be “aware of the situation and proceed with caution.” A City of Hamilton spokesperson said, “The City of Hamilton advises... Read more of this article

Opportunity To ‘Personally Release Lou-Seal’

Opportunity To ‘Personally Release Lou-Seal’

The Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut — where the seal that was found in Bermuda was transferred to — says people can “donate to win an opportunity to personally release Lou-Seal back into her ocean environment.”The Mystic Aquarium’s website said, “A wayward gray seal was rescued by Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo from... Read more of this article

Amy Terceira Achieves CTC Qualification

Amy Terceira Achieves CTC Qualification

Bermudian Amy Terceira recently graduated from an advanced two-year program at The Academy For Dog Trainers, achieving a CTC qualification [certified trainer and counsellor]. A spokesperson said, “The Academy For Dog Trainers offers one of the most rigorous and advanced dog training and behaviour programs in the world. The course focuses on the... Read more of this article

Dr. Richardson Appointed Official Veterinarian

Dr. Richardson Appointed Official Veterinarian

The FEI Veterinary Department recently announced the appointment of the veterinarian Dr. Lucy Richardson to the FEI’s List of Official Veterinarians. After having completed the relevant training, FEI Veterinarians must accept the applicable codex and commit to officiate within the principles and rules of the organization. The goal of the FEI Veterinary... Read more of this article