Tag: Turtles

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

Locals Urged Not To Buy Turtles As Film Looms

Locals Urged Not To Buy Turtles As Film Looms

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is set to be released internationally this week, arousing fears that living turtles could become unwitting victims in the process; the original movie, released in 1990, was associated with a spike in the turtle pet trade and subsequent release of turtles, especially young red-eared sliders, known scientifically... Read more of this article

Bermuda Tagged Turtles In Costa Rica & Mexico

Bermuda Tagged Turtles In Costa Rica & Mexico

The Bermuda Turtle Project has revealed that three turtles originally tagged in Bermuda in the 1990s have been seen on nesting beaches in Costa Rica and Mexico, each bearing titanium tags that were put on them during turtle tagging sessions by the Bermuda Turtle Project. “These results demonstrate the linkage between young green turtles that grow... Read more of this article

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


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