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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

SPCA: Agreement For Restricted Summer Hours

SPCA: Agreement For Restricted Summer Hours

“A mutual agreement between the owners and the SPCA, has been reached and once the carriage operation resumes it will be with restricted hours, 7-8:30am and evenings during summer months,” the SPCA said. This follows after a horse recently collapsed in Dockyard, prompting an online petition entitled “Keep the horses out of the heat” which has... Read more of this article

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