Tag: Animals

SPCA Offers Reward For Info On Injured Puppy

SPCA Offers Reward For Info On Injured Puppy

[Updated: Reward has been doubled following an anonymous matching donation] The SPCA is offering a $500 reward to anyone who has any information leading to the conviction of the person[s] responsible for placing a puppy with a docked tail in a dumpster in Devonshire on April 10, 2014. As we previously reported, the puppy was found in a dumpster by... Read more of this article

Opinion: Ethical Question Of Dolphins & Captivity

Opinion: Ethical Question Of Dolphins & Captivity

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] Recently there’s been a lot of discussion in Bermuda on the issue of keeping dolphins in captivity; this appears to have been the unintended result of Dolphin Quest announcing the births of two baby dolphins amongst their captive population. A Role for Aquariums & Zoos To be upfront, I was formerly... Read more of this article

5ft Shark “Desmond” Released From Aquarium

5ft Shark “Desmond” Released From Aquarium

As we previously reported, on Good Friday staff at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] — in conjunction with the research and camera crew of the upcoming television series Ocean Vet – released a five-foot Galapagos shark named Desmond back into the wild, requiring an intricate transportation process from start to finish. A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Shark Leaves Aquarium, Returned To The Wild

Shark Leaves Aquarium, Returned To The Wild

Yesterday [Apr 18] the Ocean Vet team of Dr Neil Burnie, Choy Aming and pilot Dylan Ward assisted the BAMZ team in seeing a Galapagos shark returned to the wild. Dr Burnie has done this type of release for BAMZ before, with “Osborne” being released in 2012 after aggression developed between him and the large grouper in the Aquarium’s... Read more of this article

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

Puppy Euthanised After Botched Tail Docking

Puppy Euthanised After Botched Tail Docking

The SPCA is asking anyone who may have knowledge about a situation which involved a puppy being injured and subsequently abandoned in a dumpster to contact them. The puppy was found in a dumpster in Devonshire today [Apr 10] by a Bernews reader who emailed the photo in. The reader explained that he went to dump some trash and found the puppy sitting... 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

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

First Moorhen Chicks Appear In Bermuda Ponds

First Moorhen Chicks Appear In Bermuda Ponds

With the arrival of spring, the first moorhen chicks have been spotted on Bermuda’s ponds. A post on the Bermuda Audubon Society’s social media said, “The first Moorhen [Common Gallinule] chicks of the year are already appearing on local ponds. Let’s hope they escape the attention of the Great Blue Herons!” Photo courtesy... Read more of this article


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