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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

Aming ‘Disappointed’ About Dead Galapagos

Aming ‘Disappointed’ About Dead Galapagos

[Written by Don Burgess] An ocean life researcher is lamenting the loss of three Galapagos sharks which were apparently caught off of Warwick Long Bay. Choy Aming, who works for the Bermuda Shark Project, said it is not illegal to catch these sharks, but the species is near threatened, has a slow reproductive rate, has a high mortality rate, and it... Read more of this article

Ministry On Sightings Of Hammerhead Shark

Ministry On Sightings Of Hammerhead Shark

Following the most recent shark sighting at Shelly Bay, the Ministry said it is likely the same one as seen over the past few months and said that while there is no need for alarm, “under no circumstances should anyone attempt to approach or handle the shark in any way.” The Ministry said, “On Sunday 4th June, 2018, the Ministry of... Read more of this article

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released a video highlighting the successful rehabilitation of a sea turtle named ‘Bridget’, with the video also providing tips on how to help if you find an injured turtle.BTA Director of Public & Stakeholder Glenn Jones said “At the Bermuda Tourism Authority we are constantly contemplating the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Kennel Club Elects New Board

Bermuda Kennel Club Elects New Board

The Bermuda Kennel Club [BKC] elected a new Board at its recent Annual General Meeting. The new Board of Directors are:President: Elizabeth Tee Secretary: Rochelle Forde Treasurer: Donna Amaral Director: Michael Grayston Director: Kalena Phillips Director: Carole Havercroft Director/DTC Rep: Catherine Gosling Director/DIABC Rep: Herb MarshallBermuda... Read more of this article