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“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

“Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers”

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to present lecture title “Leatherback Turtles, Wandering Voyagers of the Reptile World” on Thursday, August 16 at 7.00pm at BAMZ Education Classroom The event poster says, “The largest of all sea turtles, and one of the largest reptiles on earth, the Ieatherback turtle can reach 8 feet in length... Read more of this article

Column: Sea Turtles Nesting Here & Abroad

Column: Sea Turtles Nesting Here & Abroad

[Written by Jennifer Gray] The summer months are typically nesting season for sea turtles in our region. With Bermuda’s nesting sea turtles extirpated by the late 1800’s, the idea of sea turtles nesting on our shores again causes great excitement. This was the case in 1990 and again in 1995 when loggerhead nests were found on the beaches of Coopers... Read more of this article

Video: Film Crew Rescues Turtle In Bermuda

Video: Film Crew Rescues Turtle In Bermuda

While on the island recently in order to shoot the film The Pearls of Malabar, the film’s crew had the opportunity to lend a hand to a turtle that had been tangled up in fishing line. A video detailing the event says, “The filming crew of “Pearls of Malabar,” which is currently filming on the Bermuda island, was out shooting... Read more of this article

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released a video highlighting the successful rehabilitation of a sea turtle named ‘Bridget’, with the video also providing tips on how to help if you find an injured turtle.BTA Director of Public & Stakeholder Glenn Jones said “At the Bermuda Tourism Authority we are constantly contemplating the... Read more of this article

BZS Lecture: The Roots Of Turtle Project

BZS Lecture: The Roots Of Turtle Project

The Bermuda Zoological Society will be hosting a lecture entitled “Reflection on a Half Century of Sea Turtle Conservation: The Roots of the Bermuda Turtle Project” on Thursday, April 26th. The event poster says, “David Godfrey is Executive Director of the Sea Turtle Conservancy [STC], the world’s oldest and most accomplished sea turtle... Read more of this article

Bermuda Turtle Project Celebrating 50 Years

Bermuda Turtle Project Celebrating 50 Years

The Bermuda Turtle Project [BTP] said they are “excited to be kicking-off our 50th celebrations in conjunction with the Bermuda Post Office release of a First Day Cover stamp issue featuring sea turtles of Bermuda and our 50 years of work.” “Collaborating with the Stamp Design Advisory Committee has been a pleasure and we are confident... Read more of this article

Video & Photos: Turtle Successfully Rehabilitated

Video & Photos: Turtle Successfully Rehabilitated

A sea turtle that was accidentally caught by a young girl has been successfully rehabilitated following surgery to remove a fishing hook, with a group gathering today [Feb 8] at the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo [BAMZ] to make the announcement, while also educating the public on how injured sea turtles should be handled. The group included Dr. Ian Walker,... Read more of this article

Global Indemnity Donate $12.5K To Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Donate $12.5K To Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re has donated $12,500 in support of the 50th anniversary of the Bermuda Turtle Project. A BZS spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Global Indemnity Re [GIR] has supported BZS Conservation. “This year, GIR donated $12.5K in support of the 50th anniversary... Read more of this article

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