Tag: Turtles

Three Flippered Turtle Released Into The Wild

Three Flippered Turtle Released Into The Wild

After over a year of recuperating at the Bermuda, Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] after losing a flipper, a green sea turtle was released into the wild recently, dropped off about five miles east of Bermuda. Two weeks ago the BAMZ staff said farewell to “Squirt” — aka “Three Flippers” — after spending over a year... Read more of this article

Turtle Missing Flipper Ready To Return To Wild

Turtle Missing Flipper Ready To Return To Wild

After over a year of recuperating at the Bermuda, Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] after sustaining a severe injury that saw him lose one of his flippers, a turtle is ready to be returned to the wild. “This little guy was brought to BAMZ on Christmas Eve 2012 in very bad shape, having sustained a severe injury and losing one of his flippers,”... Read more of this article

Turtle Hill Golf Club & BAMZ Turtle Project

Turtle Hill Golf Club & BAMZ Turtle Project

The Fairmont Southampton’s Championship Par 3 golf course, The Turtle Hill Golf Club, is living up to its name. The golf club was rebranded to the current name in October 2012 to portray an authentically local name, and to bring awareness to the sea turtle preservation efforts in Bermuda. Turtle Hill Golf Club Director, Anthony Mocklow explains, “The... Read more of this article

International Course On Sea Turtles Underway

International Course On Sea Turtles Underway

The Bermuda Turtle Project is hosting a group of seven students and professionals from around the world as they undertake an in-water course studying the biology and conservation of sea turtles. “It is a two weeks intense, in-water course with field work and classroom work on board, along with daily readings and lectures, and most importantly, group... Read more of this article

Video: Venti Anni Starts ‘Tour De Turtles’ Race

Video: Venti Anni Starts ‘Tour De Turtles’ Race

[Updated with video] Crowds gathered at Clearwater Beach this morning when Venti Anni, a juvenile green sea turtle, was released as a part of the Tour de Turtles Race on the Rock. The Bermuda Zoological Society, as well as the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo, the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the Atlantic Conservation Partnership, the Department of Conservation... Read more of this article

Turtle’s “Devastating” Injury Likely From Collision

Turtle’s “Devastating” Injury Likely From Collision

[WARNING: Graphic footage linked] Following the death of a turtle over the holiday weekend, the Department of Conservation Services reminded the public to adhere to all boating regulations in signposted areas which are feeding grounds for the turtles. The turtle was found at about 2pm on the shore of Hinsons Island on Saturday [Aug 3] by Marshall DeCouto,... Read more of this article

Diamondback Terrapins Caught “Sun Bathing”

Diamondback Terrapins Caught “Sun Bathing”

A group of Diamondback Terrapins — which have been described as a globally near-threatened species — were caught “sun bathing” on a rock in Bermuda recently. Indications are that there are less than 100 adult Terrapins living in Bermuda, who are believed to be the only population breeding in the wild outside of the continental... Read more of this article

Aquarium Saves Poisoned Juvenile Turtle

Aquarium Saves Poisoned Juvenile Turtle

This juvenile Hawksbill turtle was brought to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] recently in an unresponsive state after it ingested coral polyps which contain polytoxin and can cause poisoning if consumed in high doses. The turtle had ingested so much that it had a heart rate of only six beats per minute.“After some rest and relaxation... Read more of this article

Sea Turtle ‘Tucker’ Sucessfully Tracked

Sea Turtle ‘Tucker’ Sucessfully Tracked

In August the Department of Conservation Services (DCS) fitted tags on three green turtles caught in three different seagrass meadows on the Bermuda Platform. The tags exchange signals with satellites orbiting the earth (satellite tags) letting DCS know where the turtles have been. The satellite tag is attached to the back of the turtle so that when... Read more of this article

Green Sea Turtle Healing After Successful Surgery

Green Sea Turtle Healing After Successful Surgery

After a successful surgery by Dr Ian Walker to remove a hook it had ingested, a green sea turtle is well on its way to a full recovery and is expected to be released back into the wild in the coming weeks. Dr Walker explained they are just waiting for the turtle’s incisions to completely heal, and then they will release the turtle back into the... Read more of this article