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BUEI Kicks Off Dive Month With Nan Hauser

BUEI Kicks Off Dive Month With Nan Hauser

A BUEI Talks session titled ‘A Symphony of Whales: The Song that Changed the World’, presented by Nan Hauser, President and Director of the Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation, will take place on April 6. A spokesperson said, “BUEI is pleased to celebrate Bermuda’s inaugural Dive Month with a series of special events throughout the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Whale Song Project Launched

Bermuda Whale Song Project Launched

A new collaboration between Nonsuch Expeditions, The Centre for Cetacean Research & Conservation, and Cornell University has been launched, focused on the study of whale song. A spokesperson said, “After several years of planning, in the spring of 2022, a new project collaboration between Nonsuch Expeditions, The Centre for Cetacean Research &... Read more of this article

Government Issue Advisory For Whale Watching

Government Issue Advisory For Whale Watching

“March through April is the peak time for spotting humpback whales around Bermuda,” and officials urged the public to follow guidelines, noting that “boaters should not get closer than 100 meters” and the “public is also strongly advised not to swim with whales.”A Government spokesperson said, “March through April... Read more of this article

Govt Issue Guidelines For Whale Watching

Govt Issue Guidelines For Whale Watching

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said they have “received reports of reckless boaters and swimmers trying to get close to whales” and added that it is ”strongly recommended that members of the public do not swim with any whales.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural... Read more of this article

Stevenson: Over 200 Whales Identified So Far

Stevenson: Over 200 Whales Identified So Far

Speaking in advance of the screening of his documentary film “Secret Lives of the Humpbacks” tomorrow, whale researcher Andrew Stevenson said that this has been his best year for identifying individual whales, with well over 200 identified so far. Mr. Stevenson told Bernews, “Despite the inclement weather during the peak whale watching season,... Read more of this article

Govt: Please Do Not Swim With The Whales

Govt: Please Do Not Swim With The Whales

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said they are “receiving an increasing number of reports about people entering the water to swim with the whales,” adding that it is “strongly recommended that members of the public do not swim with any whales, no matter how docile they may appear, as they are wild animals and can... Read more of this article

Lecture: Helping Entangled Whales, Sea Turtles

Lecture: Helping Entangled Whales, Sea Turtles

The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by Wayne Ledwell, Co-Director of Tangly Whales Inc., Newfoundland and Labrador, on the topic of “Helping Entangled and Stranded Whales & Sea Turtles.” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 13 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm.... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Dead Whale Washes Ashore

Photos & Video: Dead Whale Washes Ashore

[Updated] A dead whale washed up in the Devonshire Dock area this morning [Jan 23], with Aquarium staff responding to the area and removing the whale. According to people at the scene, the whale was seen floating close by the dock this morning before it was retrieved from the waters; Aquarium staff then removed the whale, lifting it onto a boat. Further... Read more of this article

Seismic Tests Could Harm Whales In Atlantic

Seismic Tests Could Harm Whales In Atlantic

The announcement of the approval of five requests from companies to conduct seismic tests in the Atlantic Ocean could harm thousands of dolphins and whales, according to various international media reports. A story in the Los Angeles Times says, “The Trump administration is preparing to take an important step toward future oil and natural gas... Read more of this article

Videos: Stevenson Starts Work On Whale Film

Videos: Stevenson Starts Work On Whale Film

Whale researcher Andrew Stevenson has started work on a follow-up to his acclaimed documentary ‘Where the Whales Sing’ – which for the first time will include unique aerial footage. Mr Stevenson also believes that he now has one of the largest databases in the world held by just one person from which he can make scientific conclusions about threats... Read more of this article

Video: Aerial View Of Whales Off Bermuda

Video: Aerial View Of Whales Off Bermuda

Videographer Conor Outerbridge recently struck gold with his drone, capturing a pod of ten whales cavorting a few miles off Bermuda, with his drone, moving quietly just above the whales, capturing their behaviour in incredible detail. The animals do not stay in Bermuda year-round, but as the island lies in the middle of their annual migratory route,... Read more of this article

‘Whale Found Distressed With Entanglement’

‘Whale Found Distressed With Entanglement’

On Monday [April 2], a local vessel reported a “migrating whale found distressed with entanglement in rope or wire” and it was concluded that Bermuda at this time, “lacked the necessary specialist equipment to assist the whale.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “A local vessel on Challenger Bank,... Read more of this article

Video: Sharks Feed On 30 Foot Dead Whale

Video: Sharks Feed On 30 Foot Dead Whale

Calling it a “once in a lifetime encounter,” Weldon Wade posted video footage showing sharks feeding on dead 30-35 foot sperm whale floating off Bermuda, with the video also showing Marine Biologist Choy Aming on top of the whale capturing GoPro footage from a very unique perspective. In an Instagram post, Weldon Wade said, “Here is video... Read more of this article