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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

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

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

The rare capture of footage of a giant oarfish in California serves as a reminder of when an oarfish washed up in Bermuda 150 years ago; creating a frenzy as it was thought to be a “sea serpent”. The oarfish observers were kayaking as part of a tour with the Shedd Aquarium in Baja, California and the video was posted online on Monday [Apr... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Giant Sunfish Washes Up

Photos & Video: Giant Sunfish Washes Up

[Updated with video] What appears to be a sunfish has washed up at John Smiths Bay, with the giant sea creature found laying on the beach earlier today [Mar 29]. While we have not confirmed exactly what it is with officials yet, unofficial reports suggest it is probably a sunfish.According to National Geographic, sunfish [also called mola] are the... Read more of this article

Photos: 5 Ft Long Dead Moray Eel Washes Up

Photos: 5 Ft Long Dead Moray Eel Washes Up

[Updated] What appears to be a dead eel was found washed up on an east end beach this afternoon [Aug 20]. It is approximately 5 foot long, and while we have not yet been able to officially confirm what it is, unofficial reports indicate it may be a very bloated eel. We have asked the Department of Conservation and BAMZ for information and will update... Read more of this article

Dead Baby Whale Washes Ashore In East End

Dead Baby Whale Washes Ashore In East End

A dead baby whale, either a Pygmy or Dwarf Sperm Whale, washed ashore on Sunday [July 21] in the east end. Patrick Talbot from the Department of Conservation said, “It was 4’ long, male and possibly a neonate (newborn) as it had no teeth yet. The animal was fairly fresh and in good condition.“A necropsy was performed; however, no obvious... Read more of this article

Mystery Surrounds 1902 Bermuda ‘Sea Serpent’

Mystery Surrounds 1902 Bermuda ‘Sea Serpent’

When it was captured seven miles off Bermuda in 1902, a previously unknown eel-type creature was described as a genuine sea monster in sensational newspaper reports which appeared across America. The live six-foot “sea serpent” — described as having “a warlike appearance” [not unlike the moray pictured at left] —... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: Beached 17-Ft Minke Whale Dies

Photos/Videos: Beached 17-Ft Minke Whale Dies

[Updated with photos/videos] At sometime before noon today [May 31] a 17-foot whale was discovered on a small beach area in an enclosure in St George’s located in the vicinity of the Meyer Boat Slip.- Local boaters spotted the whale at approximately 11.30am and called in the report, although at first they were unsure what it was [whale, dolphin... Read more of this article