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Tagged Great White Shark ‘Visits’ Bermuda Area

Tagged Great White Shark ‘Visits’ Bermuda Area

A tagged great white shark named Breton circled the area of Bermuda’s waters from late April into early May according to ocean research group OCEARCH.A tweet by OSEARCH said, “White Shark Breton is circling Bermuda! He has made his way all the way around the archipelago over the past few days. Where do you think he will head next? Track... Read more of this article

Govt: Video Circulating Of Snake Is ‘Not True’

Govt: Video Circulating Of Snake Is ‘Not True’

A “video circulating on social media of a purported snake in the Somerset area is not true,” the Government noted. The Bermuda Government tweeted, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is aware of a video circulating on social media of a purported snake in the Somerset area. The Department can confirm that this posting is... Read more of this article

First Bald Eagle Reported In Bermuda In 34 Years

First Bald Eagle Reported In Bermuda In 34 Years

A Bald Eagle — the first one reported in Bermuda in 34 years — has been seen flying across the island, the Bermuda Audubon Society said. The Bermuda Audubon Society posted the photos below online, saying, “Bald Eagle arrives in Bermuda! Rumors were circulating this past week about a very large bird flying around Bermuda. When pictures... Read more of this article

Consultation On Giant Manta Ray Until April 10th

Consultation On Giant Manta Ray Until April 10th

The consultation period for the proposed addition of the Giant Manta Ray to the Protected Species Act will last until April 10th, Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Minister Roban previously said, “In regards to the Giant Manta Ray, I can confirm that in Bermuda there is no fishing for this gentle and beautiful giant of the deep sea. Further... Read more of this article

BUEI Kicks Off Dive Month With Nan Hauser

BUEI Kicks Off Dive Month With Nan Hauser

A BUEI Talks session titled ‘A Symphony of Whales: The Song that Changed the World’, presented by Nan Hauser, President and Director of the Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation, will take place on April 6. A spokesperson said, “BUEI is pleased to celebrate Bermuda’s inaugural Dive Month with a series of special events throughout the... Read more of this article

‘Pawsitively Purrfect’ Donate $2,850 To SPCA

‘Pawsitively Purrfect’ Donate $2,850 To SPCA

JM Smucker and Butterfield & Vallis donated $2,850 to Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [SPCA]. A spokesperson said, “JM Smucker and Butterfield & Vallis recently completed another cycle of their “Pawsitively Purrfect” campaign. With the purchase of any JM Smucker pet food and pet snack product [including Milk Bone,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Whale Song Project Launched

Bermuda Whale Song Project Launched

A new collaboration between Nonsuch Expeditions, The Centre for Cetacean Research & Conservation, and Cornell University has been launched, focused on the study of whale song. A spokesperson said, “After several years of planning, in the spring of 2022, a new project collaboration between Nonsuch Expeditions, The Centre for Cetacean Research &... Read more of this article

“How Pollution Is Affecting Bermuda’s Wildlife”

“How Pollution Is Affecting Bermuda’s Wildlife”

The Bermuda Zoological Society will continue its Virtual Lecture Series with a talk entitled: How pollution is affecting Bermuda’s wildlife and why we should be concerned. The lecture held on Zoom on Wednesday, March 30 at 7.30 pm, is presented by Dr Jamie Bacon, the Bermuda Zoological Society education officer and research associate.Dr Bacon will... Read more of this article

Protection Of Sharks And The Giant Manta Ray

Protection Of Sharks And The Giant Manta Ray

“Going forward all sharks, except for the Galapagos, gummy and six-gill sharks will be protected under the new legislation,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly. The Minister said, “Let me first address the burning question that I am sure is on many people’s minds, which is why? Why should we protect... Read more of this article

Video: Year’s First Cahow Chick Hatches

Video: Year’s First Cahow Chick Hatches

The first of this year’s Cahow chicks hatched on February 27, with the event seen live on CahowCam 1. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s pioneering Cahow Recovery Program is excited to announce that on February 27th at 1.57am, CahowCam 1 captured the successful hatching of the first of this year’s Cahow chicks. “Seen attended... Read more of this article

Government Issue Advisory For Whale Watching

Government Issue Advisory For Whale Watching

“March through April is the peak time for spotting humpback whales around Bermuda,” and officials urged the public to follow guidelines, noting that “boaters should not get closer than 100 meters” and the “public is also strongly advised not to swim with whales.”A Government spokesperson said, “March through April... Read more of this article

Police Service Welcomes K9 Roni & K9 Hass

Police Service Welcomes K9 Roni & K9 Hass

The Bermuda Police Service has welcomed K9 Roni and K9 Hass, and noted that PC Robin Macnab and PC Aaron Dyer took part in a six-week training program to become Police K9 Handlers. The Bermuda Police Service posted the photos online below, and said, “In September, 2021, PC 2484 Robin Macnab and PC 2460 Aaron Dyer travelled to the prestigious Vohne... Read more of this article

Oryx Features Greater Bermuda Land Snail

Oryx Features Greater Bermuda Land Snail

The January 2022 issue of Oryx — an international journal of conservation that is published bimonthly — features work by Bermuda’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources on the Greater Bermuda Land Snail. The website said, “The endemic, Critically Endangered greater Bermuda land snail Poecilozonites bermudensis is known... Read more of this article