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Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

The Bermuda Zoological Society in partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy completed another research and education programme this year, with the Bermuda Turtle Project committed to the goal of promoting the conservation of marine turtles through research and education. “During the 2018 research session the BTP team captured 259 green turtles... Read more of this article

Dr. Teye-Botchway Operates On Wallaby’s Eye

Dr. Teye-Botchway Operates On Wallaby’s Eye

Last month ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Leonard Teye-Botchway operated on the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo’s Parma Wallaby, Mandu, removing his luxated lens that was causing fluid buildup and dangerous pressure to form in his eye. “We had noticed that Mandu’s eye had suddenly become enlarged and cloudy,” said Dr. Ian Walker, Principle Curator... Read more of this article

Snake Was “Destroyed By A Concerned Citizen”

Snake Was “Destroyed By A Concerned Citizen”

A snake — believed to be a non venomous juvenile Boa Constrictor — was found in Sandys and was “later destroyed by a concerned citizen,” the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “At 6pm on Friday police received a report of a snake outside of a residence in Sandys. The snake was a non venomous juvenile Boa Constrictor. The... Read more of this article

“Bermuda Sharks, What’s The Deal?” On Oct 4

“Bermuda Sharks, What’s The Deal?” On Oct 4

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to host “Bermuda Sharks, What’s The Deal?” on Thursday, October 4th at 7.00pm at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo BZS Classrooms. The event poster says, “Choy Aming is doing a lecture on Bermuda sharks. For the past 12 years Choy has been studying Bermuda sharks any chance he gets. “He... Read more of this article

Pet Stop Store Now Open In Mills Creek

Pet Stop Store Now Open In Mills Creek

A new pet shop has opened for business on the island, with Pet Stop, located in Mills Creek, open seven days a week – from Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 6.00pm and Sunday from 10.00am to 3.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Anyone who has themselves a little fur-friend knows all too well that it can be just as fun [if not more so] shopping for... Read more of this article

Hurricane Season: Remember To Plan For Pets

Hurricane Season: Remember To Plan For Pets

[Written by Ashlee Battersbee] As much as everyone loves summer, with the warm beach and boating weather, it also brings the threat of hurricanes. True to Bermudian form, we all know what it takes for us to get prepared to hunker down and ride out a hurricane. But do we always remember to get all the supplies we may need for our pets in case disaster... Read more of this article

Aquarium Seal ‘Charlotte’ Passes Away

Aquarium Seal ‘Charlotte’ Passes Away

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] and Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] said they are “sad to report the passing of our much loved and oldest seal Charlotte.” “Born in 1983, at the Huntsman Marine Lab of New Brunswick, Canada, she was the mother to two of our seals: Calico and Ariel,” BAMZ said.“At the venerable... Read more of this article

Rare Seabird Successfully Nests After 169 Years

Rare Seabird Successfully Nests After 169 Years

One of the world’s rarest seabirds has successfully nested in Bermuda again after an absence of 169 years, the Bermuda Audubon Society has confirmed. A single pair of Roseate Terns, Sterna dougallii, took up residence on a small posted nature reserve islet in the Hamilton Harbor/Great Sound area in June. The Bermuda Audubon Society, which has been... Read more of this article

Big Cats Documentary To Screen At Free Series

Big Cats Documentary To Screen At Free Series

The U.S. Consulate and Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will end their free summer film series with Big Cats Episode 1, a documentary about endangered wildlife and the big cat species including tigers, lions, leopards and jaguars, and the public is welcome to attend a free matinee on Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m.“Scientists... Read more of this article

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to present lecture title “Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers of the Reptile World” on Thursday, August 16 at 7.00pm at BAMZ Education Classroom The event poster says, “The largest of all sea turtles, and one of the largest reptiles on earth, the Ieatherback turtle can reach 8 feet in length... Read more of this article

Study Explores Genetics Of Bermuda Fireworms

Study Explores Genetics Of Bermuda Fireworms

A study led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History has investigated the genetics behind the “incredible luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms.” A story in Science Daily said, “The beautiful bioluminescence of the Bermuda fireworm [Odontosyllis enopla], which lives... Read more of this article

Student Launches New Pet Services Business

Student Launches New Pet Services Business

A 19-year-old Bermuda College student has launched a new business offering pet based services, including dog walking and pet sitting, to animal lovers in the community. Yndia Raynor admits that “for as long as she can remember” she’s been passionate about four-legged creatures, with animals playing an important role in her childhood and teen years. She... Read more of this article

Column: Sea Turtles Nesting Here & Abroad

Column: Sea Turtles Nesting Here & Abroad

[Written by Jennifer Gray] The summer months are typically nesting season for sea turtles in our region. With Bermuda’s nesting sea turtles extirpated by the late 1800’s, the idea of sea turtles nesting on our shores again causes great excitement. This was the case in 1990 and again in 1995 when loggerhead nests were found on the beaches of Coopers... Read more of this article