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Reminder: Marine Turtles Are A Protected Species

Reminder: Marine Turtles Are A Protected Species

Following a video circulating showing a person hanging on to a turtle, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] reminded the public that marine turtles are afforded protection under the Protected Species Act 2003. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] wishes to remind the public... Read more of this article

Aug 16: Juvenile Green Turtles Health Lecture

Aug 16: Juvenile Green Turtles Health Lecture

The Bermuda Zoological Society will be holding a Virtual Lecture Series installment titled “The health assessment of juvenile green turtles in Bermuda.” The lecture will held via Zoom on Tuesday, August 16 at 7.00pm and will be presented by Dr Gaelle Roth, MRCVS, Co-Director of the Bermuda Turtle Project. The event flyer says, “Discover something... Read more of this article

BUEI Kids Hour Saturdays On March 19

BUEI Kids Hour Saturdays On March 19

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] announced that the topic for this month’s ‘Kids Hour Saturdays’ on March 19 is turtles. A spokesperson said, “Kids Hours Saturdays’ takes place every third Saturday of the month at 11am and 2pm respectively. Each hour will feature the screening of short films followed by a book reading for... Read more of this article

‘The Rise And Fall Of Bermuda’s Sea Turtle’

‘The Rise And Fall Of Bermuda’s Sea Turtle’

Bermuda College and the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] have announced the return of their Eco Lunch & Learn series on Thursday, February 24. A spokesperson said, “The series begins its winter schedule with an illustrated presentation, ‘The Rise and Fall of Bermuda’s Sea Turtle.’ “Presenting will be Bermudian... Read more of this article

Turtle Grazing Putting Pressure On Seagrass

Turtle Grazing Putting Pressure On Seagrass

“In recent years green sea turtle grazing has put unprecedented pressure on Bermuda’s seagrass habitat resulting in the collapse of local beds, thus creating a conservation dilemma where one protected species, the green sea turtle, is causing the decline of other protected species, the seagrasses.” This is according to the report on the... Read more of this article

Video: Rescued Turtle Released Back Into Wild

Video: Rescued Turtle Released Back Into Wild

The Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo’s rehabilitation team have been busy attending to a large number of rescued turtles, with the turtles being released back into the wild as soon as they are in good health. The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, supported by Bermuda Zoological Society, posted the video online, saying, “The Bermuda Aquarium... Read more of this article

Turtle Project’s 2019 Field Trip Underway

Turtle Project’s 2019 Field Trip Underway

The Bermuda Turtle Project, one of the oldest ecological studies of its kind on the island, is this summer beginning its second half-century of research and conservation initiatives aimed at protecting our sea turtles. Established in 1968 by the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo in collaboration with the Florida-based, environment-friendly Sea Turtle... Read more of this article

Lecture: Helping Entangled Whales, Sea Turtles

Lecture: Helping Entangled Whales, Sea Turtles

The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by Wayne Ledwell, Co-Director of Tangly Whales Inc., Newfoundland and Labrador, on the topic of “Helping Entangled and Stranded Whales & Sea Turtles.” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 13 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm.... Read more of this article

Soiree Raises $200,000 For Turtle Conservation

Soiree Raises $200,000 For Turtle Conservation

The Bermuda Turtle Project 50th anniversary events culminated with a Sea Turtle Soirée, attended by some 235 guests and successfully raising $200,000 to support the future of this valued research and education initiative. There was much to celebrate by project partners, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] and the Sea Turtle Conservancy [STC]. Amid... Read more of this article

Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

The Bermuda Zoological Society in partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy completed another research and education programme this year, with the Bermuda Turtle Project committed to the goal of promoting the conservation of marine turtles through research and education. “During the 2018 research session the BTP team captured 259 green turtles... Read more of this article

Bermuda Turtle Project Postal Panels Unveiled

Bermuda Turtle Project Postal Panels Unveiled

Earlier today [Oct 11], the Minister for the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo, joined members of the Bermuda Post Office in unveiling the 50th Anniversary of the Bermuda Turtle Project postal panels on the Church Street side of the Post Office. Photo: Minister Foggo, Susan Moore Williams, Acting Postmaster General,... Read more of this article

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to present lecture title “Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers of the Reptile World” on Thursday, August 16 at 7.00pm at BAMZ Education Classroom The event poster says, “The largest of all sea turtles, and one of the largest reptiles on earth, the Ieatherback turtle can reach 8 feet in length... Read more of this article

Column: Sea Turtles Nesting Here & Abroad

Column: Sea Turtles Nesting Here & Abroad

[Written by Jennifer Gray] The summer months are typically nesting season for sea turtles in our region. With Bermuda’s nesting sea turtles extirpated by the late 1800’s, the idea of sea turtles nesting on our shores again causes great excitement. This was the case in 1990 and again in 1995 when loggerhead nests were found on the beaches of Coopers... Read more of this article