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Dr. Teye-Botchway Operates On Wallaby’s Eye

Dr. Teye-Botchway Operates On Wallaby’s Eye

Last month ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Leonard Teye-Botchway operated on the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo’s Parma Wallaby, Mandu, removing his luxated lens that was causing fluid buildup and dangerous pressure to form in his eye. “We had noticed that Mandu’s eye had suddenly become enlarged and cloudy,” said Dr. Ian Walker, Principle Curator... 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

‘Humane Decision To Euthanize Charlie & Arthur’

‘Humane Decision To Euthanize Charlie & Arthur’

“It is with great sadness that, under veterinarian advice, the humane decision was made to euthanize Charlie and Arthur,” the SPCA said, with the organisation explaining that “years of neglect and infection had left them both with severe dental issues” and the time had come. Arthur and Charlie had previously been carriage horses... Read more of this article

Police Appeal For Information On Death Of Dog

Police Appeal For Information On Death Of Dog

The police continue to appeal for the public’s assistance regarding information on the dog that was found dead in the water at Admiralty House Park this past weekend. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service continues to seek the public’s assistance regarding any information they may have on the dog that was found dead in the... Read more of this article

“Terrible, What Kind Of Person Would Do That?”

“Terrible, What Kind Of Person Would Do That?”

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] “It was horrifying.” That was the reaction by one of the women who found a drowned pitbull tied to a concrete block yesterday off the waters at Admiralty Park. That discovery sparked outrage across Bermuda as people expressed their disgust on social media over the “monster” who did this cruelty. Carolina and... Read more of this article

Investigation Commences Into Death Of Dog

Investigation Commences Into Death Of Dog

The police said they are aware of “disturbing images of a dog that was found dead in the waters off of Admiralty House in Pembroke,” and said an investigation has commenced. The photos — which as the police note are disturbing — depict a dead dog face down in the water, with a rope around his/her neck, with the rope attached... Read more of this article

DENR: Fish Die Off Likely Caused By Parasite

DENR: Fish Die Off Likely Caused By Parasite

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] today released preliminary findings on the cause of the major fish die-off event that has been occurring around the Island this month, saying that the “cause of death appeared to be the same gill parasite that was identified in the last major fish die-off – Brooklynella.” “This... Read more of this article

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources confirmed they have received a number of reports of dead fish washing up on shorelines around the island, and said “the current die-off event is affecting a large number of fishes from a wide range of species” and it is “too early to speculate about possible causes.” After a... Read more of this article

Video: Dead Moray Eel Floating By Dock

Video: Dead Moray Eel Floating By Dock

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] It’s not every day you go fishing and discover a strange sea creature, but that happened to the Warren family on Saturday. Nicole Warren told Bernews, “We were fishing off the dock from Dowling’s Marina in St. George. As we were leaving, there was some debris and [my son] Christian noticed the semi-circular... Read more of this article

Loggerhead Turtle Released After Rehabilitation

Loggerhead Turtle Released After Rehabilitation

A loggerhead turtle named ‘Chad’ — who was found entangled in cargo netting last October — was released into the waters off our coast last week after a lengthy rehabilitation at Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo [BAMZ]. “Divers from Blue Water Divers found Chad floating in Ely’s Harbour in October of last year. Chad was... Read more of this article

‘Turtles Dying As A Result Of Human Activities’

‘Turtles Dying As A Result Of Human Activities’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is “urging the public to reduce human impact on sea turtles living in Bermuda’s waters” saying that “turtles are still dying as a result of human activities.” “Sea turtles have been completely protected by legislation since 1972,” a spokesperson said. “The... Read more of this article

Photos: Injured Turtle Has Stitches Removed

Photos: Injured Turtle Has Stitches Removed

Daisy — the loggerhead turtle that has been residing at the Bermuda Museum, Aquarium & Zoo since she underwent life-saving surgery to remove a rusting hook in her throat three months ago — has had her stitches removed and it is hoped she can be released back into the wild in late spring/early summer. “In addition to all of her... Read more of this article

Dept. Investigates: Reports Of Fish Found Dead

Dept. Investigates: Reports Of Fish Found Dead

The Department of Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Department of Conservation Services, is currently investigating an ongoing fish mortality event involving multiple species. A spokesperson said, “The Department is actively investigating reports of large fish, including Black Grouper, found floating, dead or dying, on the surface... Read more of this article