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Video: Reflections Of Hope, Caught In Net

Video: Reflections Of Hope, Caught In Net

The Revelation of Hope Ministries recently shared a video online titled ‘Reflections of Hope Episode 3: Caught in the Net.’ The video follows Taj Pacleb, from the Revelation of Hope Ministries, as he explores various underwater landscapes, focusing predominantly on an experience he had in Bermuda. In the video, Pacleb says, “The ocean... 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

Confined Sea Turtles Released In Great Sound

Confined Sea Turtles Released In Great Sound

Today [June 27], the Ministry of the Environment returned 38 green turtles collected from the high marine traffic area of the Great Sound back to western waters. A spokesperson said, “A further eight of the smallest green turtles and three hawksbill turtles were released inshore in the East End in mid June, and it is expected they are now making... Read more of this article

Sea Turtles Arriving At ‘Temporary Home’

Sea Turtles Arriving At ‘Temporary Home’

The sea turtle relocation project in which sea turtles “will be netted based on methods used successfully for turtle tagging operations and temporarily relocated inside a purpose-built ocean enclosure” near the Aquarium in Flatts” is underway.A recent statement from the Government said, “In anticipation of intense boating activity... Read more of this article

BEST: ‘Ethical Dilemmas’ With Turtle Relocation

BEST: ‘Ethical Dilemmas’ With Turtle Relocation

[Updated] “The planned temporary relocating of turtles — certainly with the turtles’ interest at heart — from the America’s Cup main racecourse, poses a number of environmental and ethical dilemmas,” BEST said today. It was previously announced that in “anticipation of intense boating activity in the Great Sound,” the America’s... Read more of this article

Additional Information On Sea Turtle Relocation

Additional Information On Sea Turtle Relocation

Starting this week, America’s Cup Bermuda [ACBDA], in cooperation with the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ], are coordinating the collection of sea turtles in anticipation of increased marine traffic in the Great Sound over May and June. “It is well known in the sea turtle conservation community that where there are turtles and boats,... Read more of this article

Greenrock On Relocation Plan For Sea Turtles

Greenrock On Relocation Plan For Sea Turtles

“Greenrock was surprised by the announcement to capture and relocate sea turtles from the Great Sound for May and June, it is certainly an interesting initiative, and one that raises some questions for consideration,” Greenrock Executive Director Jonathan Starling said. Earlier this month the Government said that in “anticipation of intense... Read more of this article

Sea Turtles Being ‘Temporarily Relocated’

Sea Turtles Being ‘Temporarily Relocated’

[Updated] In “anticipation of intense boating activity in the Great Sound,” the America’s Cup Bermuda is “coordinating a temporary sea turtle relocation project,” in which “sea turtles will be netted based on methods used successfully for turtle tagging operations and temporarily relocated inside a purpose-built ocean... Read more of this article

Collaboration Leads To Recovery Of Transmitter

Collaboration Leads To Recovery Of Transmitter

Thanks to a collaborative effort involving people from the Bahamas, Bermuda and the United States, a turtle satellite transmitter was located, allowing important data on sea turtle migration being safely recovered. “The Bermuda Turtle Project [BTP], a joint project of the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] and the Sea Turtle Conservancy [STC],... Read more of this article

Turtle Project Has ‘Another Exceptional Year’

Turtle Project Has ‘Another Exceptional Year’

The Bermuda Turtle Project, based at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo, recently finished its 49th year of study of the sea turtles in Bermuda waters. “The goals of the project are to better understand the biology of sea turtles of Bermuda and to share that understanding with other professionals and the public to ensure the long-term survival... Read more of this article

Turtle Tracked Traveling: Bermuda To Bahamas

Turtle Tracked Traveling: Bermuda To Bahamas

A juvenile green sea turtle caught in Somerset Long Bay has made a successful trip to the Bahamas, with the Bermuda Turtle Project tracking the turtle over the course of its month-long journey spanning nearly 1,000 miles. Hardy was caught in Somerset Long Bay by the Bermuda Turtle Project. He measured 67.1 cm straight carapace [shell] length and was... Read more of this article

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The ‘Lost Years’

Presented by Robert Hardy, Bermuda Turtle Project Collaborator and Assistant Researcher with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s Lecture Series will feature a talk on “Turtles: An Ecosystem Adrift & The Lost Years” on Thursday, August 11. The event will be held at 7.00pm, with doors opening... 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