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‘Kids On The Reef’ Workshops Open To Students

‘Kids On The Reef’ Workshops Open To Students

Thanks to a partnership between the Bermuda Zoological Society and the I Am Water Conservation Trust, which is sponsored by XL Catlin, Bermuda’s students are being exposed to our underwater frontiers through a unique programme called Kids on the Reef. A spokesperson said, “Since Bermuda’s formation, the ocean has run through its veins and... Read more of this article

Zoological Society To Host “Reef Watch” Event

Zoological Society To Host “Reef Watch” Event

Polar explorer and environmentalist, Robert Swan OBE, once said: “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” “Bermuda remains on the precipice when it comes to protecting its natural resources, particularly its coral reef system, which provides us with provision, protection and pleasure. Therefore, it... Read more of this article

Catlin Joins UK Museum: Coral Reef Exhibition

Catlin Joins UK Museum: Coral Reef Exhibition

Bermuda-based Catlin Group has joined forces with the Natural History Museum in London to present a major exhibition, which opens today [Mar 27], that explores the importance and beauty of the world’s coral reefs. The exhibition, ‘Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea’, includes 250 specimens from the Natural History Museum’s coral, fish... Read more of this article

Students Enjoy Skype Session With Scientist

Students Enjoy Skype Session With Scientist

Warwick Academy’s Year 3 Jabour and Vallis recently had a live Skype lesson courtesy of the Catlin Education outreach programme, which offered the opportunity for students to speak to a member of the Catlin Seaview Survey expedition in the Southeast Asian “Coral Triangle” via Skype in the classroom. Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop and members... Read more of this article

2014 Reef Watch Report Presented To Minister

2014 Reef Watch Report Presented To Minister

The 2014 Reef Watch Report was formally presented by the BZS to Minister for Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden and the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kevin Monkman, today [Dec 17]. The report is a culmination of the data collected during Reef Watch 2014, which was held on Saturday, June 28, and supported by lead sponsor, Hiscox. During... Read more of this article

“Marine Ecosystems Tend To Recover Well”

“Marine Ecosystems Tend To Recover Well”

“Bermuda’s marine environment and its inhabitants are used to major storms, including hurricanes. There will inevitably be some acute damage as well as some ongoing negative effects in the short to medium term, but overall our marine ecosystems tend to recover well,” the Department of Environmental Protection said. Having found both a... Read more of this article

Bermuda Reef Life HD App Free For Android

Bermuda Reef Life HD App Free For Android

Fans of all things under the sea now have a new way of exploring the mysteries and wonders of Bermuda’s unique marine life as the Bermuda Zoological Society’s Bermuda Reef Life HD app is now available free for Android users. A spokesperson said, “The app, which was first launched for Apple iOS devices in November 2012, has become very popular... Read more of this article

Minister Reports On State Of Bermuda Coral

Minister Reports On State Of Bermuda Coral

In the House of Assembly today [July 11], Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden delivered a report on the state of health of the coral reefs found in Bermuda’s waters and the Caribbean, citing the report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network [GCRMN] released last week. Minister Atherden said, “Last week saw the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Parrotfish Keep Coral Reefs Healthy

Bermuda Parrotfish Keep Coral Reefs Healthy

The parrotfish, a species of marine life abundant in Bermuda’s waters, is singlehandedly working to keep both the coral reefs and beaches surrounding the island healthy, all thanks to their voracious appetite and ability to defecate up to 200 pounds of sand per year, with a recent report highlighting the fact that areas that don’t protect... Read more of this article

Reef Watch 2014 Hailed A Marine Success

Reef Watch 2014 Hailed A Marine Success

On Saturday, June 28, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS], along with lead sponsor Hiscox, hosted the second annual Reef Watch Citizen Science initiative, which supports the work of the Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Analysis and Monitoring [BREAM] programme, led by chief scientist Dr. Thaddeus Murdoch. A spokesperson said, “Throughout the day, volunteers... Read more of this article

American Students Participate In BAMZ Course

American Students Participate In BAMZ Course

The Atlantic Conservation Partnership [ACP] and the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo [BAMZ] recently hosted a group of students from Flagler College in Florida as they participated in a study abroad course, which is a part of their Coastal Environmental Science major. The group included 12 students and two professors. “Bermuda is such a unique and... Read more of this article

Plans Gear Up As Reef Watch 2014 Approaches

Plans Gear Up As Reef Watch 2014 Approaches

Reef Watch 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, June 28th and members of the community are invited to become Citizen Scientists and participate in an island-wide effort to help monitor the health of Bermuda’s reef systems. A spokesperson said, “Excitement continues to mount as the Bermuda Zoological Society and lead sponsor, Hiscox, prepare for Reef... Read more of this article

‘Coral Reefs, Secret Cities Of The Sea’ Exhibition

‘Coral Reefs, Secret Cities Of The Sea’ Exhibition

Bermuda-based Catlin Group Limited is partnering with the Natural History Museum in London to present a major exhibition that will explore the importance and beauty of coral reefs. ‘Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea’ will include a live coral reef; the opportunity for visitors to take a virtual dive to explore coral reefs around the world; and... Read more of this article