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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

BUEI Talks To Screen Episode 5 Of ‘Ocean Vet’

BUEI Talks To Screen Episode 5 Of ‘Ocean Vet’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and Gass Productions will present episode five of the ongoing “Ocean Vet” series at an installment of the BUEI Talks series on May 10, May 13, and May 14. The screening of the episode – titled “The Bermuda Turtle Project” and narrated by actor Michael Douglas – will... Read more of this article

Photos: Injured Turtle Has Stitches Removed

Photos: Injured Turtle Has Stitches Removed

Daisy — the loggerhead turtle that has been residing at the Bermuda Museum, Aquarium & Zoo since she underwent life-saving surgery to remove a rusting hook in her throat three months ago — has had her stitches removed and it is hoped she can be released back into the wild in late spring/early summer. “In addition to all of her... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks Series To Cover ‘Nesting Sea Turtles’

BUEI Talks Series To Cover ‘Nesting Sea Turtles’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will present “Nesting Sea Turtles” by Dr. Mark Outerbridge as part of the BUEI Talks series on Thursday, March 17. The event poster says, “Bermuda once had a thriving sea turtle nesting colony, however years of targeted hunting by humans caused this rookery to collapse. Dr. Mark Outerbridge,... Read more of this article