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Debris Thrown In Ocean Harming Sea Turtles

Debris Thrown In Ocean Harming Sea Turtles

[Written by Don Burgess] Residents are being urged not to throw debris into the ocean after another sea turtle was found dead recently. Two swimmers near the channel off of Dockyard recently found a turtle floating dead in the water. The animal had become entangled in fishing line and strangled to death. At the end of June, four boys—Kaiser Dill,... Read more of this article

Horse Welfare E-Petition Tops 1000 Signatures

Horse Welfare E-Petition Tops 1000 Signatures

An online petition entitled “Keep the horses out of the heat” has topped 1,000 signatures after being started a few days ago after a horse collapsed in Dockyard. The petition says, “Animal welfare is a direct reflection of our community. We are not well represented when we force horses to work during the hottest time of day. This needs... Read more of this article

People Assist Collapsed Horse In Dockyard

People Assist Collapsed Horse In Dockyard

[Updated] People in Dockyard came to the aid of a horse today [Aug 5] after it collapsed this afternoon, attending to it in order to offer comfort and cover before the animal could be tended to. Bystanders said a vet came and put the horse on a drip, and the horse’s condition seemed to improve. Further details are limited at this time, but we... Read more of this article

$3000 Reward: Parrotfish Poaching Information

$3000 Reward: Parrotfish Poaching Information

[Updated] The Bermuda National Trust is offering a $3000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person who killed 41 parrotfish on 1 July 2015 in the vicinity of Cooper’s Island. Earlier this month the Department of Environmental Protection said a “serious poaching incident” took place on July 1st when... Read more of this article

41 Parrotfish Speared In Poaching Incident

41 Parrotfish Speared In Poaching Incident

A “serious poaching incident” took place on July 1st when wardens observed a person snorkeling in the Cooper’s Island area and subsequently recovered 42 recently speared fish, with 41 of them being parrotfish, the Department of Environmental Protection said. A spokesperson said, “Staff from the Department of Environmental Protection... Read more of this article

Algae Bloom Could Be To Blame For Dead Fish

Algae Bloom Could Be To Blame For Dead Fish

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment said they have “received several reports of fish ‘die-offs’ occurring recently in the inshore waters of the Island. “Reports began on Saturday, May 9th regarding the discovery of dead red-eared sardines [also known as pilchards] in the region of Shelly Bay, Hamilton Parish,”... Read more of this article

Stevenson: Boat Strikes Threatening Humpbacks

Stevenson: Boat Strikes Threatening Humpbacks

Photographs recently captured in the Challenger Banks area offer a stark reminder of the perils that whales can face in the ocean, with the whale spotted harbouring a slash across its back that whale researcher Andrew Stevenson said appears to have been caused by the prop of a small boat, lopping off its dorsal fin. Mr Stevenson said, “The North... Read more of this article

4 Foot, 2 Inch Squid Washes Up On South Shore

4 Foot, 2 Inch Squid Washes Up On South Shore

[Updated] A four foot, two inch squid washed up on the South Shore today [Mar 27], with the specimen now on its way to the Aquarium for analysis. In a Facebook post, Choy Aming said, “This just washed up on South Shore. 4 foot 2 inches and fully intact. On its way to the Aquarium for analysis. That’s a first for me.” Update 1.06pm: Mr... Read more of this article

Over $5,500 Raised For Cat Attacked By Dog

Over $5,500 Raised For Cat Attacked By Dog

[Updated] A Bermuda family has turned to crowd funding in order to procure surgery and the necessary follow up care for their injured cat, who was recently attacked by a dog, leaving it with a fractured pelvis. As of the morning of January 30, the GoFundMe campaign has raised $1,665 of the needed $3,500 through 23 donations. The crowd funding page says,... Read more of this article

Department Looking Into Death Of Mallard Duck

Department Looking Into Death Of Mallard Duck

[Updated] The Department of Conservation Services is looking into the death of a mallard duck at Spittal Pond, with an appeal being posted on social media to identify a man following the duck’s death. Over the weekend the Bermuda Audubon Society posted on Facebook saying, “Following the death of this Mallard at Spittal Pond, the Dept. of Conservation... Read more of this article

Osprey Dies After Being Found In St George’s

Osprey Dies After Being Found In St George’s

Despite efforts to save an Osprey that was found in distress in the east end, the bird has died while being assessed by professionals at the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo. The Osprey was found in the middle of Stokes Point Road in St. George’s after a member of the public alerted Police Sergeant Paul Watson of the Marine Police Unit, who collected the... Read more of this article

Ship Hits Whale Before Traveling To Bermuda

Ship Hits Whale Before Traveling To Bermuda

The Norwegian Breakaway apparently hit a 45-foot Sei whale when its thruster malfunctioned while preparing to dock in Manhattan on Sunday [May 4], shortly before setting sail for Bermuda. The carcass of the whale washed ashore later that day, and investigators are now working to determine if the collision with the large cruise ship caused its death. The... Read more of this article

Police Comment On Dead Cat Video Circulating

Police Comment On Dead Cat Video Circulating

The police said they are aware of a video posted on social media “showing a man apparently licking and kissing a dead cat,” and said that while ”there is no apparent evidence at this stage that would suggest criminality,” they would like anyone who may have information to contact police at 234-1010. The video, which we are not... Read more of this article