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‘Turtles Dying As A Result Of Human Activities’

‘Turtles Dying As A Result Of Human Activities’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is “urging the public to reduce human impact on sea turtles living in Bermuda’s waters” saying that “turtles are still dying as a result of human activities.” “Sea turtles have been completely protected by legislation since 1972,” a spokesperson said. “The... Read more of this article

Photos: Bee Swarm Removed In Hamilton

Photos: Bee Swarm Removed In Hamilton

Beekeepers had to be called to remove a bee swarm today [June 23], with a large group of bees having swarmed on branches of a tree located on the corner of Cedar Avenue and Elliot Street.Apparently a passing pedestrian noticed the swarm this morning and reported it to Corporation of Hamilton, who arranged for it to be removed, with beekeepers Lewell... Read more of this article

Cat Adoptions Temporarily Suspended At SPCA

Cat Adoptions Temporarily Suspended At SPCA

Cat adoptions have been temporarily suspended at the Bermuda SPCA Shelter on Valley Road in Paget due to Cat ‘flu’. The Island’s only animal shelter has suspended cat adoptions until Tuesday June 28, while staff and volunteers work to care for the cats and minimize further spread of the ‘flu’ virus. “We currently have over 40 cats living... Read more of this article

BAMZ Holds Grand Re-Opening Of Hall & Shop

BAMZ Holds Grand Re-Opening Of Hall & Shop

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo held an official opening for their renovated Aquarium Hall and new retail shop “Scales and Tales.” A cocktail hour and an official opening ceremony, showcasing the new setting to invited guests, was held last night, with Minister of Environment Cole Simons on hand to cut the ribbon and declare the Aquarium... Read more of this article

Bermuda SPCA On ‘Microchip Your Pet Month’

Bermuda SPCA On ‘Microchip Your Pet Month’

With June being touted as “Microchip Your Pet Month,” the Bermuda SPCA is reminding the public of the importance of microchipping as “an essential part of looking after your pet and ensuring that it can be positively identified.” A spokesperson said, “Microchips last the lifetime of your pet and can’t be removed easily... Read more of this article

Boating Public Urged To Safeguard Nesting Sites

Boating Public Urged To Safeguard Nesting Sites

The Ministry of the Environment is urging Bermuda’s boating public to safeguard the nesting sites of Bermuda’s critically endangered Common Tern, saying that nesting sites are marked with ‘No Landing’ signs, and if disturbed, any chicks that fall into the water will drown. “Currently numbering just five nesting pairs, terns lay... Read more of this article

Cahow Hatched On Camera Named ‘Tempest’

Cahow Hatched On Camera Named ‘Tempest’

The Cahow chick — who played the starring role during an online live stream — has officially been named “Tempest” by Elizabeth Madeiros, daughter of chief conservation officer Jeremy Madeiros. “He was named after William Shakespeare’s Tempest play which was in turn based upon Bermuda’s founding wreck the Sea... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Bees Swarm Two Windows

Photos & Videos: Bees Swarm Two Windows

[Updated with video] Bernews experienced a somewhat unusual occurrence today [May 29], with a bevy of bees having swarmed two windows. While attempting to make arrangements to have the bees safely removed, we took the opportunity to film them since they did take it upon themselves to land right in camera view.As far as removing bees, if you find yourself... Read more of this article

SPCA Holding ‘Spring A Cat’ Adoption Promotion

SPCA Holding ‘Spring A Cat’ Adoption Promotion

The Bermuda SPCA ‘Spring a Cat‘ adoption program has over 30 cats available for adoption, with any adult cat available for $25 until May 14. The promotion poster says, “Our Spring a Cat adoption promotion is in full swing with over 30 cats to choose from. Adopt any adult cat for just $25 until May 14, 2016 “When you spring a... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Screen Episode 5 Of ‘Ocean Vet’

BUEI Talks To Screen Episode 5 Of ‘Ocean Vet’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and Gass Productions will present episode five of the ongoing “Ocean Vet” series at an installment of the BUEI Talks series on May 10, May 13, and May 14. The screening of the episode – titled “The Bermuda Turtle Project” and narrated by actor Michael Douglas – will... Read more of this article

“Increased Presence” Of Portuguese Man-of-War

“Increased Presence” Of Portuguese Man-of-War

The Department of Parks said they wish to advise the public that “current onshore wind conditions have caused an increased presence of Portuguese Man-of-War [PMOW] at Horseshoe Bay today” and have advised the “swimming public to take extreme care and caution while in or near the ocean over the next few days.”A spokesperson... Read more of this article

BZS Lecture Series: “World Domination By Ants”

BZS Lecture Series: “World Domination By Ants”

The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by visiting scientist Dr. Jim Wetterer, Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University, on the topic of “World Domination by Ants.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The event is free... Read more of this article