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Countdown To BZS’s “Reef Watch” Event

Countdown To BZS’s “Reef Watch” Event

Excitement is mounting as teams have been registering for the upcoming Reef Watch which will be held on Saturday, August 31. Reef Watch is a unique one-day event, sponsored by the Bermuda Zoological Society, which encourages the community to participate in a citizen science research project, all while raising funds for research and conservation efforts... Read more of this article

Bermuda Zoological Society’s “Reef Watch”

Bermuda Zoological Society’s “Reef Watch”

[Updated] The Bermuda Zoological Society is hosting a “Reef Watch” on Saturday, August 31, which is designed to raise funds for reef conservation. Boats will depart at 12 noon, and the field report and dinner will take place at Barr’s Park from 4pm to 7pm. The organisers said, “Enter your boat and a 4-person snorkel team to study... Read more of this article

Catlin Seaview Survey To Study Bermuda Reefs

Catlin Seaview Survey To Study Bermuda Reefs

The Catlin Seaview Survey, sponsored by re/insurer Catlin Group Limited, announced a significant expansion of its study of coral reefs with a new campaign in Bermuda in September. The programme – which will significantly widen opportunities for ocean, coral and climate scientists to understand the changes occurring within the region – starts in... Read more of this article

Police Assist After 23ft Boat Hits West End Reef

Police Assist After 23ft Boat Hits West End Reef

Officials received a call at approximately 8.20am this morning [June 11] from occupants onboard a 23-foot Wellcraft that ran into difficulties after a propeller hit a reef in the west end. A Bermuda Maritime Operations spokesperson said, “It appears that the boat’s outboard engine’s propeller came in contact with a reef approximately... Read more of this article

Video: CNN Report On Catlin Seaview Survey

Video: CNN Report On Catlin Seaview Survey

Late last year, a crew from CNN’s Going Green series arrived on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to capture and report on the important work of the Catlin Seaview Survey, which is sponsored by Bermuda-based Catlin Group Limited. Introduced by Philippe Cousteau, the film focuses on the pioneering technology and scientific importance of the expeditions... Read more of this article

BIOS Lecture: Shedding Light On Coral Reefs

BIOS Lecture: Shedding Light On Coral Reefs

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Eric Hochberg at the BIOS Campus in Ferry Reach at 6.30pm on Thursday March 14th. The lecture is titled ‘Shedding Light on Coral Reefs’, and the descripton from BIOS says, “Coral reefs are very important coastal ecosystems throughout the world’s tropical... Read more of this article

Photos: Coral Spawn Seen In East End Waters

Photos: Coral Spawn Seen In East End Waters

Some of the island’s powerboat racers could be seen zooming past the coral spawn as they made their way through the east end during the Around the Island race yesterday [Aug 12], as small sections of the island’s waters took on a coral/pinkish tinge as a result of coral spawning.Coral spawn — a sign the coral reefs are reproducing... Read more of this article

BIOS Scientists Present At Australian Event

BIOS Scientists Present At Australian Event

Last week three BIOS scientists – Tim Noyes and Dr. Eric Hochberg in the Coral Reef Ecology and Optics Lab [CREOL] and Andrew Collins in the Bermuda Ocean Acidification and Coral Reef Investigation [BEACON] Lab – presented their research at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium [ICRS] in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Held every four years,... Read more of this article

Upcoming: Threat Of Plastic Pollution In Oceans

Upcoming: Threat Of Plastic Pollution In Oceans

In 2010 scientists Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins), who are studying plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, visited Bermuda to study  the  Atlantic “Garbage Patch” [pictured] which exists in the waters off the island. Similar to one in the Pacific identified in the 1990s, the floating garbage from the North American mainland —... Read more of this article

Bermuda Image: NASA’s Photo Of The Day

Bermuda Image: NASA’s Photo Of The Day

A high-altitude image of Bermuda as seen from Earth orbit was issued as National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s MODIS photograph of the day [Mar. 26] The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite captured this true-colour image of Bermuda on March 16. MODIS  is a key instrument aboard the Aqua and... Read more of this article

Bermuda Features In Sea Level Study

Bermuda Features In Sea Level Study

Bermuda contains important sites where researchers have gone looking for answers to questions about how high the seas will rise in the coming decades, international scientists say. Projections for sea-level increases in the year 2100 range from inches to several feet, or more.  By pinpointing where shorelines stood on cliffs and reefs in Bermuda and... Read more of this article

Spring Break Coral Reef Programme

Spring Break Coral Reef Programme

Columbia University’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation [CERC] and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] will be holding a Spring Break introduction to the island’s coral reef system for American students this week. CERC’s “Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda” Spring Break seminar is being held from Wednesday... Read more of this article

BIOS Highlights Lionfish Threat

BIOS Highlights Lionfish Threat

Lionfish, oh my! When more than 1,100 Bermudian primary school children took part in the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] Explorer programme at the East End research facility in the spring of 2011, two colourful lionfish, Simba and Nala, were among the stars of the show. But the lionfish were being displayed to teach the youngsters an important... Read more of this article