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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

BZS Reef Watch Report Presented To Ministers

BZS Reef Watch Report Presented To Ministers

The Bermuda Zoological Society has officially presented the 2013 Reef Watch Report to Trevor Moniz, Minister for Health & Environment and Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Minister of Public Works. The report is a culmination of the data collected during Reef Watch 2013, a one-day event held on August 31 last year, and supported by lead sponsor, Hiscox. The... Read more of this article

Mashable Features Bermuda Coral Reef Photo

Mashable Features Bermuda Coral Reef Photo

Popular tech website Mashable has featured a photo of Bermuda’s coral reefs in a post entitled “The 34 Most Beautiful Google Street View Sightings.” The reef is located at the eastern end of the island, by Clearwater Beach in St David’s, and the footage behind the technology was provided by the Catlin Seaview Survey.  To view... Read more of this article

BZS To Host Reef Watch 2013 Presentation

BZS To Host Reef Watch 2013 Presentation

The Bermuda Zoological Society is getting set to host a Reef Watch 2013 report presentation by Dr. Thaddeus Murdoch on Thursday, February 6 at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.“Drinks and nibbles” will be available at 5.30pm, with the presentation itself, followed by a Q&A session, kicking off at 6.00pm. For more information... Read more of this article

Coral Reefs Could Help Fight Ocean Acidification

Coral Reefs Could Help Fight Ocean Acidification

According to a recent report in the journal Nature Climate Change, coral reefs have the ability to work against ocean acidification, giving the state of the world’s oceans new hope as scientists struggle to resolve growing issues associated with global climate change. According to the report, based on a study conducted in Bermuda, “Concerns... Read more of this article

Take A Virtual Dive With Catlin Seaview Survey

Take A Virtual Dive With Catlin Seaview Survey

Images taken during the Catlin Seaview Survey of Bermuda have been compiled in an online diving interface that allows anyone with an internet connection to enjoy the island’s offshore gems and jewels, providing an enjoyable and educational experience for all. The official website of the Catlin Seaview Survey will take visitors on a trip through... Read more of this article

Bermuda Coral Reefs Featured In New Scientist

Bermuda Coral Reefs Featured In New Scientist

Popular science magazine New Scientist has published an article detailing the exploits of an Australian researcher who recently spent time on and around the island while studying the declining state of Bermuda’s coral reefs, part of the far-reaching Catlin Seaview Survey. That scientist, Manuel González-Rivero, a research fellow at the University... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Coral Reefs Featured In New Book

Bermuda’s Coral Reefs Featured In New Book

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s coral reefs have been featured in a new book which helps to showcase them to a global audience, and the information contained in it will be a key reference for our school children, Minister of Environment and Planning Sylvan Richards said today. Minister Richards said, “As many of us already appreciate, Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Amlin Donates $10,000 To Coral Reef Research

Amlin Donates $10,000 To Coral Reef Research

The Bermuda Zoological Society has received a donation from Amlin Bermuda in the amount of $10,000 for their ongoing work in promoting coral reef research and protection. “The delicate state of coral reefs around the world has continued to garner international attention, as many reef systems face major threats from a variety of sources”,... Read more of this article

Catlin Establishes Coral Reef Global Database

Catlin Establishes Coral Reef Global Database

[Updated with video] Bermuda-based Catlin Group Limited, the international specialty property/casualty insurer and reinsurer, has established the Catlin Global Reef Record, a first-of-its-kind global database and online standardized research tool relating to major coral reef ecosystems.For the past two years, Catlin has sponsored the Catlin Seaview... Read more of this article

Recently Held “Reef Watch” Hailed A Success

Recently Held “Reef Watch” Hailed A Success

On Saturday [Aug 31], 21 boats made their way to over 40 reef sites around the island to take survey of the state of the coral, color and quantity of specific types of fish. Teams of volunteers of BZS have raised more than $21,000 for coral reef research, funds that will help to continue the support of data collection and analysis. Team Faraway [pictured]... Read more of this article