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Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing

One of Bernews photographers had the opportunity to tag along with the Ocean Vet team of Dr. Neil Burnie and Choy Aming, getting the chance to see a variety of ocean life in action as the cameras rolled for the production of the 12-part television series.The team has been leaving Flatts inlet on a 30 foot custom Predator catamaran with seven people... Read more of this article

BUEI Set To Host Bermuda Whales Lecture

BUEI Set To Host Bermuda Whales Lecture

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is getting set to host a lecture from whale expert Andrew Stevenson as he offers an update on his efforts to capture the behavior of humpback whales in their natural environment on high definition video. According to a spokesperson, “Now into his eighth year of observing, researching, filming,... Read more of this article

Video: Whale Songs Featured On 60 Minutes

Video: Whale Songs Featured On 60 Minutes

In an effort to make the lives of whales more apparent to television viewers around the world, 60 Minutes producer Dan Ruetenik spent much of last summer cold-calling different whale researchers in order to get their point of view for an upcoming episode, but the most interesting information he gleaned started with one man, a Bermudian who made history... Read more of this article

Dead Baby Whale Washes Ashore In East End

Dead Baby Whale Washes Ashore In East End

A dead baby whale, either a Pygmy or Dwarf Sperm Whale, washed ashore on Sunday [July 21] in the east end. Patrick Talbot from the Department of Conservation said, “It was 4’ long, male and possibly a neonate (newborn) as it had no teeth yet. The animal was fairly fresh and in good condition.“A necropsy was performed; however, no obvious... Read more of this article

Dr. Neil Burnie To Lecture At BUEI Tonight

Dr. Neil Burnie To Lecture At BUEI Tonight

This evening [July 23] the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on Crow Lane will be hosting the 4th lecture in the Citizen Science Lecture Series. The lecture will feature Bermuda’s Dr. Neil Burnie set to share his adventures with tiger sharks, whales, grouper, lionfish and more. BUEI’s Citizen Science Series is hosted by BUEI Chairman... Read more of this article

Bermuda Humpbacks Feature In New Study

Bermuda Humpbacks Feature In New Study

Research published this week in the journal “Science” involving a population of humpback whales which spends time in Bermuda’s waters every year adds further evidence to the theory the giant mammals are able to learn from one other, in this case passing on a hunting technique suited to a particular type of prey. The authors of the... Read more of this article

Photos: Whales Cavorting In Bermuda Waters

Photos: Whales Cavorting In Bermuda Waters

Every year the humpback whales, gentle giants of the sea, pass through Bermuda on their way north after spending the cooler winter months in the Caribbean.Local cruise boat operators and fisherman alike take locals and visitors out to sea, often not far from shore, to see these amazing behemoth’s dance and play in wonderful displays of diving... Read more of this article

Andrew Stevenson Gives Whale Presentations

Andrew Stevenson Gives Whale Presentations

Andrew Stevenson, who started the Humpback Whale Research Project in 2007, will be giving two presentations on Tuesday [Mar 19] at BUEI Tradewinds Auditorium. This illustrated lecture will include never-before witnessed, extraordinary underwater video of humpback behavior here in Bermuda as well as their breeding grounds in the Caribbean. Underwater... Read more of this article

EEZ Declared A Marine Mammal Sanctuary

EEZ Declared A Marine Mammal Sanctuary

Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone [EEZ] has been declared a Marine Mammal Sanctuary with particular emphasis on the endangered humpback whale, Minister of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy Marc Bean said this afternoon [Sept 21].Minister Bean said: “The area of the new Bermuda Marine Mammal Sanctuary will be more than 170,000... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: Beached 17-Ft Minke Whale Dies

Photos/Videos: Beached 17-Ft Minke Whale Dies

[Updated with photos/videos] At sometime before noon today [May 31] a 17-foot whale was discovered on a small beach area in an enclosure in St George’s located in the vicinity of the Meyer Boat Slip.- Local boaters spotted the whale at approximately 11.30am and called in the report, although at first they were unsure what it was [whale, dolphin... Read more of this article

Crew Evacuated After Yacht Strikes Whale

Crew Evacuated After Yacht Strikes Whale

[Updated] A yacht sailing from Bermuda was abandoned yesterday [May 18], and the crew were evacuated after striking a whale and sustaining damage to the hull. Skipper Joost Gehrels, doubted that the boat — called Outer Limits — could safety return to Bermuda and issued a MayDay to request immediate assistance. Bermuda Radio contacted vessels... Read more of this article

Whale Watchers Asked To Help ID Visiting Whales

Whale Watchers Asked To Help ID Visiting Whales

Three humpback whales were tagged some weeks ago on the Silver Bank, the humpbacks’ breeding grounds in the Caribbean between Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos. The satellite tags are on the right side of the whales, just below the dorsal fin on this female below.Satellite tracking suggests these whales are on their way to Bermuda waters... Read more of this article

Air Canada Buys Rights To Whale Film

Air Canada Buys Rights To Whale Film

Bermuda’s waters and the humpback whales that pass through them will be showcased during Air Canada flights, with the airline having purchased the rights to show “Where the Whales Sing” on its flights for a two-month period. In addition, a television station in Iran has bought the rights to broadcast the film in the Middle East, and... Read more of this article