Tag: Animals

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

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

Geckos Lay Eggs At BAMZ Madagascar Exhibit

Geckos Lay Eggs At BAMZ Madagascar Exhibit

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] recently announced the beginnings of new life in the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo’s Madagascar Exhibit, with both their Giant Day Geckos and Leaf-Tailed Geckos laying eggs. The Bermuda Zoological Society newsletter said, “Female Giant Day Geckos will typically deposit a clutch of two eggs about... Read more of this article

Dolphin Quest’s “Bailey” Welcomes New Baby

Dolphin Quest’s “Bailey” Welcomes New Baby

Congratulations are in order for “Bailey” — a resident of Dolphin Quest — who gave birth at just past 2.00am this morning [Mar 31]. Mother and child are apparently doing well, and we expect to be able to update with additional information on this new arrival later today. Bailey and her newborn pictured today: Related... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Giant Sunfish Washes Up

Photos & Video: Giant Sunfish Washes Up

[Updated with video] What appears to be a sunfish has washed up at John Smiths Bay, with the giant sea creature found laying on the beach earlier today [Mar 29]. While we have not confirmed exactly what it is with officials yet, unofficial reports suggest it is probably a sunfish.According to National Geographic, sunfish [also called mola] are the... Read more of this article

Heaven Denies Charges Involving Keeping Pigs

Heaven Denies Charges Involving Keeping Pigs

A 37 year old man appeared Magistrates Court this morning [Mar 26] where he pleaded not guilty to three charges involving pigs kept in Paget. Daniel Heaven pleaded not guilty to keeping multiple pigs without the Public Health licence that is required, as well as keeping pigs and causing a nuisance. After being asked by Senior Magistrate Archie Warner,... Read more of this article

Photo: Osprey & Its Prey Fly Over North Shore

Photo: Osprey & Its Prey Fly Over North Shore

During our travels on Sunday [Mar 23], we caught the photo below of an Osprey bird with a fish firmly gripped in its talons while flying over Wreck Hill, North Shore. An occasional visitor to Bermuda, the Osprey’s diet consists almost exclusively of fish which they pluck from the water after swooping down.Ospreys — which can have a wingspan... Read more of this article