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Photos: Marine Life In The Sargasso Sea

Photos: Marine Life In The Sargasso Sea

Nature photographer Shane Gross has an eye for sea creatures both great and small. The Canadian-born, Bahamas-based photojournalist returned from Greenpeace’s recent expedition into the Sargasso Sea with these stunning images of some of the myriad types of marine life which abound there. Mr. Gross was aboard the environmental group’s research... Read more of this article

Shailene Woodley Discusses Bermuda Visit

Shailene Woodley Discusses Bermuda Visit

Emmy nominated actress Shailene Woodley has posted an essay at the on-line edition of Time magazine chronicling her recent voyage of environmental discovery into the Sargasso Sea from Bermuda. In her capacity as the Greenpeace Oceans Ambassador, Ms Woodley joined the international environmental organisation’s research vessel Esperanza on its recent... Read more of this article

Nonsuch Expedition’s Sargasso Sea Role

Nonsuch Expedition’s Sargasso Sea Role

Bermuda’s Nonsuch Expeditions collected this impressive 2.5 inch Sargassum Swimming Crab from the large mats of Sargassum seaweed which were in local waters recently. Non-Such Expedition’s J.P. Rouja posted this photo on the organisation’s social media feeds on Friday [Aug 23], saying his team is attempting to identify patterns in... Read more of this article

Greenpeace’s Expedition To The Sargasso Sea

Greenpeace’s Expedition To The Sargasso Sea

Greenpeace recently visited Bermuda and also launched an expedition to the Sargasso Sea to “study the impact of plastics and microplastics on marine life, and to document the importance of this unique ecosystem for protection under a new Global Ocean Treaty that is being negotiated at the UN.” The Greenpeace ship Esperanza departed from... Read more of this article

‘Strengthen Stewardship Of The Sargasso Sea’

‘Strengthen Stewardship Of The Sargasso Sea’

Earlier today [March 13] the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban delivered welcome remarks at the opening of a workshop hosted by the Sargasso Sea Commission at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences to discuss, ‘Next Steps to Strengthen Stewardship of the Sargasso Sea’.This past Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the initial signing... Read more of this article

Fifth Anniversary Of Sargasso Sea Declaration

Fifth Anniversary Of Sargasso Sea Declaration

This week, the Sargasso Sea Commission returns to Bermuda to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea, alongside its Signatory governments and collaborating partners. To coincide with this milestone, the Sargasso Sea Commission is hosting a workshop at the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Dominican Republic Signs Hamilton Declaration

Dominican Republic Signs Hamilton Declaration

The Ministry of Home Affairs said they are “delighted to report” that the Dominican Republic is the latest signatory of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea. The Declaration is a political commitment by the signatories to work with the Government of Bermuda and the Sargasso Sea Commission to... Read more of this article

‘Camouflaged Frogfish Hides From Predators’

‘Camouflaged Frogfish Hides From Predators’

A photo posted on Instagram by the National Geographic showcasing a sargassum frogfish in the Sargasso Sea got over 270,000 likes, with people admiring the close up depiction. In captioning the image by underwater photographer David Doubilet, National Geographic said, “Can you see me? A camouflaged sargassum frogfish hides from predators in the... Read more of this article

Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

This week the Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of three international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission. The three incoming Commissioners are Dr. Tammy Warren, the Senior Marine Resources Officer for the Bermuda Government Department of Environment and Natural Resources [serving a second term]; The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D.... Read more of this article

Paddle Boarder To Stand Up For Sargasso Sea

Paddle Boarder To Stand Up For Sargasso Sea

Bermudian Adam Johnson is aiming to combine his attachment to the ocean with his desire to protect it as he plans to paddle board around the island, a distance of more than 40 miles, to raise money for the Sargasso Sea Commission. A keen surfer and adventure racer, Mr. Johnson said, “The ocean doesn’t have a voice and I want join with the others... Read more of this article

Video: BIOS Featured in PBS ‘Changing Seas’

Video: BIOS Featured in PBS ‘Changing Seas’

Scientists from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] recently featured in an episode titled ‘The Fate of Carbon’ as a part of the PBS series ‘Changing Seas.’ ‘The Fate of Carbon’ shows the BIOS scientists working on the Bermuda Atlantic-series Study [BATS], which has collected data on the physical, biological,... Read more of this article

Minister Chairs Sargasso Sea Meeting In Azores

Minister Chairs Sargasso Sea Meeting In Azores

Minister of Education Cole Simons and Permanent Secretary Marva Jean O’Brien attended the Third Joint Meeting of the Sargasso Sea Commission and the Signatories to the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea in Horta, Azores last month. The Government of the Azores, one of the original signatories, hosted the... Read more of this article

Sargassum Fish, Nudibranchs, Shrimp & Crab

Sargassum Fish, Nudibranchs, Shrimp & Crab

[Written by Jessica Riederer] Well, now is as good a time as any to talk about it, because it sure is rolling in! If you spent any time on our South Shore Beaches over the weekend, you will know what I am talking about. On Warwick Long Bay and Church Bay especially, piles of yellow and orange seaweed were stretched along the high tide line, and if you... Read more of this article