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Hurricane Gonzalo Above & Below The Waves

Hurricane Gonzalo Above & Below The Waves

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] are getting set to present The Tempest: Views of Hurricane Gonzalo Above and Below the Waves. The event will take place on Thursday, December 11, at 7.30pm, with speakers Mark Guishard of BIOS and Ruth Curry of BIOS and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution... Read more of this article

ACE, Hiscox And Deloitte Provide Assistance

ACE, Hiscox And Deloitte Provide Assistance

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo, both the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and Trunk Island, like so many other locations across Bermuda, were in need of assistance from volunteers to help remove debris and prepare the sites for repairs. “A call then went out, and we at the Bermuda Zoological Society are grateful that volunteers... Read more of this article

Landscapers Help Clean Up Nature Reserves

Landscapers Help Clean Up Nature Reserves

The impact of the recent storms have been a hassle for many property owners, and with over 60 acres of open space to maintain, the Bermuda Audubon Society faced quite a challenge, however two local landscaping companies came to the rescue with Horsfield Landscape & Design Ltd and Sousa’s Landscape Management both volunteering manpower to help... Read more of this article

Gardens & Arboretum Re-Opened After Storms

Gardens & Arboretum Re-Opened After Storms

The Department of Parks provided an update on the status of park cleanups following Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo, saying that the Botanical Gardens and Arboretum are now re-opened to the public. The following parks are also opened to the public: Shelly Bay Park and playground, Parsons Road Park and playground, Warwick Long Bay playground,... Read more of this article

Clarien Staff Continue Reforestation Project

Clarien Staff Continue Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank continued its community reforestation project today [Nov 10] —  which aims to help restore the island following the impact of the recent storms —  by planting Bermuda Cedars, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings at WindReach Bermuda. Clarien employees joined the WindReach staff in planting the saplings in an effort to help make... Read more of this article

Dept Of Parks Updates On Storm Cleanups

Dept Of Parks Updates On Storm Cleanups

The Department of Parks has issued an update on the status of cleanups to parklands that sustained significant tree and shrub damage as a result of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo, saying that it has completed “most of the major clearance works to roadsides and schools and has now commenced work in parklands.” A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Reforestation: 200 Plants Donated In 40 Minutes

Reforestation: 200 Plants Donated In 40 Minutes

[Updated with video] The community responded tremendously to today’s [Oct 30] reforestation sapling donation, which allowed residents to select one free native and endemic plant to help restore the island’s unique landscape damaged by the recent storms.Clarien initially offered 100 Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings to be planted,... Read more of this article

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank today [Oct 29] announced its community reforestation project following the recent impact of Hurricane Gonzalo and Tropical Storm Fay. A spokesperson said, “Clarien will be offering 100 Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings to be planted, all of which are hardy native & endemic species and representative of the island’s... Read more of this article

Gardens & Arboretum To Close For 3 Months

Gardens & Arboretum To Close For 3 Months

The Department of Parks said they are “reminding the public that the Botanical Gardens and the Arboretum are closed to the general public for health and safety reasons,” as they “sustained extensive tree and shrub damage as a result of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo.” The Department said it is anticipated they will... 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

NASA: Gonzalo Stirred Up Our Ocean Sediment

NASA: Gonzalo Stirred Up Our Ocean Sediment

[Updated] NASA has released ‘before and after’ satellite photos of Bermuda and our surrounding waters, revealing how Hurricane Gonzalo stirred up the sediment from the ocean bottom. The statement from NASA said, “NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites captured before and after images of Bermuda and surrounding waters before and after... Read more of this article

Nonsuch Report No Major Infrastructure Damage

Nonsuch Report No Major Infrastructure Damage

“We are happy to report that despite a direct hit by Hurricane Gonzalo, in the initial surveys it does not appear that Nonsuch Island suffered any major damage to it’s Infrastructure or Geology,” the latest update on the Nonsuch website said. They said that the beach and coastal areas suffered far less than during hurricanes Fabian... Read more of this article

BAMZ Opens Following Hurricane Gonzalo

BAMZ Opens Following Hurricane Gonzalo

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] remains open following Hurricane Gonzalo’s visit to Bermuda over the weekend, following its midday opening yesterday [Oct 19] as the island worked to repair the damage caused by the storm. A spokesperson said, “The North Rock Tank, Seal Walkway, Local Tails, the Zoo Courtyard, the Natural History... Read more of this article