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Video: Year’s First Cahow Chick Hatches

Video: Year’s First Cahow Chick Hatches

The first of this year’s Cahow chicks hatched on February 27, with the event seen live on CahowCam 1. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s pioneering Cahow Recovery Program is excited to announce that on February 27th at 1.57am, CahowCam 1 captured the successful hatching of the first of this year’s Cahow chicks. “Seen attended... 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

Police Service Welcomes K9 Roni & K9 Hass

Police Service Welcomes K9 Roni & K9 Hass

The Bermuda Police Service has welcomed K9 Roni and K9 Hass, and noted that PC Robin Macnab and PC Aaron Dyer took part in a six-week training program to become Police K9 Handlers. The Bermuda Police Service posted the photos online below, and said, “In September, 2021, PC 2484 Robin Macnab and PC 2460 Aaron Dyer travelled to the prestigious Vohne... Read more of this article

Oryx Features Greater Bermuda Land Snail

Oryx Features Greater Bermuda Land Snail

The January 2022 issue of Oryx — an international journal of conservation that is published bimonthly — features work by Bermuda’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources on the Greater Bermuda Land Snail. The website said, “The endemic, Critically Endangered greater Bermuda land snail Poecilozonites bermudensis is known... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Featured In CBS Eel Report

Video: Bermuda Featured In CBS Eel Report

Chris Flook, who works for Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], was recently featured in a CBS News video titled ‘The Shocking Truth About Eels’, with the report examining how eels breed in the Sargasso Sea. The CBS News website said, “Eels have a slippery reputation, transforming themselves in saltwater and freshwater environments... Read more of this article

Raccoon “Captured And Humanely Euthanized”

Raccoon “Captured And Humanely Euthanized”

A raccoon was “humanely euthanized” after being found in a container, officials have confirmed, adding that “there was no evidence indicating the animal was purposely smuggled into the island.” A video of a raccoon was being circulated and Bernews asked the Government for comment, and a spokesperson said, “The Ministry... Read more of this article

Publication Highlights Bermuda Beardfish

Publication Highlights Bermuda Beardfish

A new publication describes a beardfish species, Polymixia hollisterae, living on Bermuda’s deep slope, and notes that there “are only 10 species of Polymixia known globally so it is remarkable we have three here.” In a recent edition of the Envirotalk newsletter, Curator of the Natural History Museum Dr. Robbie Smith said, “Dr. Terry... Read more of this article

Glass Bottles Can Be Lethal To Wildlife & Skinks

Glass Bottles Can Be Lethal To Wildlife & Skinks

Discarded empty bottles “can be lethal to wildlife,” Senior Biodiversity Officer Dr Mark Outerbridge said, explaining that liquid at the bottom of a bottle can result in lizards and skinks entering the bottle, and once inside they often cannot get back out, and subsequently die. In a recent edition of the Envirotalk newsletter, Dr. Outerbridge... Read more of this article

Happy Bird Company At Washington Mall

Happy Bird Company At Washington Mall

The Happy Bird Company is selling its bluebird nesting boxes at Washington Mall today [Dec 23] and tomorrow [Dec 24]. A spokesperson said, “The Happy Bird Company is selling its bluebird nesting boxes for the third year, led by company founder Christian Chin-Gurret. They will be available for purchase at Washington Mall on the Reid Street ground floor... Read more of this article

Cahow Featured In US Audubon Magazine Cover

Cahow Featured In US Audubon Magazine Cover

The winter edition of the U.S. National Audubon Magazine has a major feature on the Cahow project with the cover and other photography by Nonsuch Expeditions founder and CahowCam creator Jean-Pierre Rouja.A spokesperson said, “The in-depth article written by author Jessica Bruder [whose book was the inspiration for this year’s Oscar-winning Nomadland... Read more of this article

Taste 141: Round Up Your Bill For ‘A Good Paws’

Taste 141: Round Up Your Bill For ‘A Good Paws’

Taste 141 — the bar and restaurant located in the John Swan building on Front Street — has introduced a voluntary ‘round up your bill’ initiative to help SPCA Bermuda fulfil the needs of the animals that are currently in shelter. “Throughout the month of December, customers will have the option to round up their bill to the nearest... Read more of this article

BZS Virtual Lecture Series On December 9

BZS Virtual Lecture Series On December 9

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] will be holding a virtual lecture series on Thursday [Dec 9] presented by Greg Kearns, Park Naturalist, Maryland, U.S.A on the topic of “Bermuda… ‘Lifeboat for birds’, Soras and the role of MOTUS”. The event promotion said, “Bermuda… “Lifeboat for birds”, Soras and the role of MOTUS... Read more of this article

Waggies: Fresh Pet Food Company Launches

Waggies: Fresh Pet Food Company Launches

Jasmine Lee has launched ‘Waggies’, which offers fresh pet food for cats and dogs, with the product available for delivery or pickup, either one-time or via a subscription. Ms Lee, an animal lover, was initially introduced to the idea of fresh pet foods through a family friend living overseas who had her dog food delivered fresh every week... Read more of this article