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‘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

Global Indemnity Re Aids Bermuda Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re Aids Bermuda Turtle Project

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] said they “would like to recognize and thank Global Indemnity Re for their recent donation to aid in our environmental programmes. The gift will be allocated to the Bermuda Turtle Project, making them a Leadership supporter of this important community project, data from which has global implications. The BZS... Read more of this article

Bermuda Turtle Project Has “Successful Season”

Bermuda Turtle Project Has “Successful Season”

The Bermuda Turtle Project had a “very successful season,” with a record breaking 289 turtles caught during the project, assisting the project’s mission of conserving sea turtles through research and education. The BZS newsletter said, “The Bermuda Turtle Project [BTP] are happy to report that they had a very successful season!... Read more of this article

Sea Turtle Nest Found On Beach, 15 Hatchlings

Sea Turtle Nest Found On Beach, 15 Hatchlings

The beach at Alexandra Battery in St. George’s is currently closed to public use as a turtle nest was discovered yesterday on the beach, and 15 hatchlings have been found. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks wishes to inform the public that the beach at Alexandra Battery, located in St. George’s, is currently closed to public... Read more of this article

Debris Thrown In Ocean Harming Sea Turtles

Debris Thrown In Ocean Harming Sea Turtles

[Written by Don Burgess] Residents are being urged not to throw debris into the ocean after another sea turtle was found dead recently. Two swimmers near the channel off of Dockyard recently found a turtle floating dead in the water. The animal had become entangled in fishing line and strangled to death. At the end of June, four boys—Kaiser Dill,... Read more of this article

Upcoming Lecture On Bermuda Turtle Project

Upcoming Lecture On Bermuda Turtle Project

Bermuda Turtle Project Coordinator Jennifer Gray is getting set to offer a presentation on The Bermuda Turtle Project at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] on Thursday, March 26 at 7.30pm, bringing attendees up to date on the “fascinating history of these endangered species and how Bermuda is contributing to their global preservation.” The... Read more of this article

Recovery Plan For Bermuda’s Resident Turtles

Recovery Plan For Bermuda’s Resident Turtles

The Department of Conservation Services has recently completed a management plan, in consultation with scientists and sea turtle specialists, which describes the actions needed to conserve our resident populations of green and hawksbill turtles. “The principal aim of this plan, entitled Recovery Plan for Bermuda’s Resident Green and Hawksbill... Read more of this article

Global Indemnity Re Supports Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re Supports Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re has donated to the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] ongoing effort to conserve and protect Bermuda’s marine environment, with a one-time donation to go towards the society’s Bermuda Turtle Project, BZS’ signature conservation program. Global Indemnity’s chief operating officer, MJ Chapleau, said, “Global... Read more of this article

Photos: Ocean Vet Team Tags Turtles

Photos: Ocean Vet Team Tags Turtles

Dr. Neil Burnie, Choy Aming, and the rest of the Ocean Vet team recently spent a day tagging turtles for tracking, assisting Peter Meylan and Jennifer Gray from the Bermuda Turtle Project. The successful day saw a number of turtles tagged, along with the discovery of a turtle that had already been tagged eight years prior. Dr. Burnie and the team were... Read more of this article