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“Andy” Is Now The Longest Tracked Tiger Shark

“Andy” Is Now The Longest Tracked Tiger Shark

Andy — a tiger shark tagged in Bermuda by scientists from Nova Southeastern University’s [NSU] Guy Harvey Research Institute [GHRI] in 2014 — is now the longest tracked tiger shark on record. “Travelling approximately 37,565 miles off the eastern coast of the United States and around Bermuda, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, Andy... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Skink Visits Cahow Burrow

Video: Bermuda Skink Visits Cahow Burrow

The camera set up to film Cahows on Nonsuch Island recently caught an unusual visitor, with a critically endangered Bermuda skink stopping by the burrow, wandering around and taking a rather close look at the camera.- “A Bermuda Skink was recently filmed visiting the CahowCam burrow as we wait for the female to return to lay her egg. Historically,... Read more of this article

Two Dogs Find New Home With Family In USA

Two Dogs Find New Home With Family In USA

Earlier this month seven ‘illegal’ dogs were flown overseas via Cargojet in the hopes of finding them new homes in the United States, and two of the dogs are now settling in to their new home. The U.S. based Angels Helping Animals organisation told Bernews that two of the dogs are with a family in the USA, and the other five are “awaiting... Read more of this article

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

While emptying a bag of lionfish they caught while diving in the Watch Hill Park and John Smith’s Bay area, local divers found a tiny octopus clinging to the side of a lionfish.In a post on social media, Weldon Wade said, “What a discovery! When freediving and culling lionfish we spear them and sometimes safely snip all the venomous spines... Read more of this article

‘Illegal’ Dogs Flown Overseas To Be Rehomed

‘Illegal’ Dogs Flown Overseas To Be Rehomed

Yesterday evening seven ‘illegal’ dogs were flown overseas via Cargojet in the hopes of finding them new homes in the United States. “This initiative was led by the Ministry of Home Affairs and a nonprofit no-kill rescue organization in Massachusetts called ‘Angels Helping Animals’, who came together to find an alternative to euthanizing... Read more of this article

Global Indemnity Donate $12.5K To Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Donate $12.5K To Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re has donated $12,500 in support of the 50th anniversary of the Bermuda Turtle Project. A BZS spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Global Indemnity Re [GIR] has supported BZS Conservation. “This year, GIR donated $12.5K in support of the 50th anniversary... Read more of this article

Column: Undiscovered Creatures In The Ocean

Column: Undiscovered Creatures In The Ocean

[Opinion column written by Tammy Horton, Andreas Kroh, and Leen Vandepitte] “The oceans cover 70% of the surface of our planet, and yet they are still the least explored,” says Sir David Attenborough in the opening sequence of the recent BBC documentary series Blue Planet II. “Hidden beneath the waves, there are creatures beyond our... Read more of this article

Raccoon Euthanized After Found In Container

Raccoon Euthanized After Found In Container

A raccoon found in a shipping container was “humanely euthanized” due to the “unknown disease status of this wild animal and the potential implications to human health,” the Department of Environment and Natural Resources confirmed, adding that a “wild raccoon would not be returned to the country of origin, as no country... Read more of this article

125 Nesting Pairs Of Cahows Identified So Far

125 Nesting Pairs Of Cahows Identified So Far

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources along with LookBermuda’s Nonsuch Expeditions said they are “delighted to announce that the 2018 Cahow Nesting Season is off to a great start, with a record 125 nesting pairs having been identified so far.” “Although we will not know for certain until the birds lay their eggs around... Read more of this article

“Great Start” To 2018 Cahow Nesting Season

“Great Start” To 2018 Cahow Nesting Season

The Cahow Nesting Season is “off to a great start with a record 125 nesting pairs having been identified thus far,” according to the Nonsuch Island website. The story said, “The 2018 Cahow Nesting Season is off to a great start with a record 125 nesting pairs having been identified thus far. Watch the video update with Senior Terrestrial... Read more of this article

Photos: Fry-Angle Aquarium Society Fish Show

Photos: Fry-Angle Aquarium Society Fish Show

The Bermuda Fry-Angle Aquarium Society held its annual tropical fish show this weekend at the Peace Lutheran Church in Devonshire. Sponsored by Sousa’s Landscape Management and Noah’s Ark, the event saw more than 40 entrants, with Dan Sharifi — the owner of Cichlids of the Americas, an internet-based fish provider located in Central Florida... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Poultry Fanciers Bantam Jamboree

Photos/Video: Poultry Fanciers Bantam Jamboree

[Updated with photos and juniors' results] The Bermuda Poultry Fanciers Society hosted a Bantam Jamboree today [Nov 11] in the Jack King Building in the Botanical Gardens, with the event set to continue tomorrow from 9.00am until 3.00pm on Sunday. The 20-minute live video replay is below:For the first time since the club was restarted, there was junior... Read more of this article

Advisory: Dogs & Horses On Public Beaches

Advisory: Dogs & Horses On Public Beaches

The Department of Parks is reminding the public of the regulations regarding dogs and horses on Bermuda’s public beaches. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks is reminding the public of the regulations regarding dogs and horses on Bermuda’s public beaches. The Department notes that subject to the Bermuda National Park Regulations... Read more of this article