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BUEI Talks To Hold ‘Island SOS’ On August 27

BUEI Talks To Hold ‘Island SOS’ On August 27

The seventh installment of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] eight-part Island SOS [Sustainable Ocean Strategies] series is slated to take place at BUEI on Saturday, August 27 at 4.00pm. A spokesperson said, “This month’s island nation being highlighted is the Bahamas, with a presentation by Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, Executive... Read more of this article

Coral Spawning Off Bermuda’s Coastline

Coral Spawning Off Bermuda’s Coastline

Noting the “tan-brown slicks floating in the waters along South Shore and other parts of the island,” officials said that it is “coral spawn seeking new areas to propagate” and “while it may look unsightly, this act of nature is one to be celebrated as it reflects the excellent health of Bermuda’s coral reef system.” A... Read more of this article

BUEI Kids Hour To Feature Coral Reefs

BUEI Kids Hour To Feature Coral Reefs

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] announced that the topic for this month’s ‘Kids Hour Saturdays’ on June 18th is coral reefs. A spokesperson said, “Kids Hours Saturdays’ takes place every third Saturday of the month at 11am and 2pm respectively. Each hour features the screening of short films followed by a book reading for... Read more of this article

New Version Of Bermuda Reef App Released

New Version Of Bermuda Reef App Released

The Bermuda Reef Life HD has recently been updated, with the app “featuring some 300 high definition images divided into 15 sections showcasing the beauty and diversity of Bermuda beneath the surface.” A spokesperson said, “Building from the success of the previous version of his Reef Life app, Ron Lucas’ latest update for the free... Read more of this article

‘Coral Beats’ Clean Beaches With Musical Aim

‘Coral Beats’ Clean Beaches With Musical Aim

Percussion band Coral Beats will hold an event dubbed ‘Coral Beats for the Coral Reef‘ on Sunday, March 10 at 7.00pm at Warwick Academy, where they plan to use objects they found during beach cleanups to “create new sounds.” A spokesperson said, “Members of Coral Beats, Bermuda’s own all female Brazilian percussion... Read more of this article

Report: Some Fish At Critically Low Levels

Report: Some Fish At Critically Low Levels

Historically abundant predatory fish such as groupers and snappers remain at critically low numbers on Bermuda’s reefs based on international standards, according to a recently released report that monitored their status and trends by Bermudian scientist Dr Thaddeus Murdoch and his local team of research associates through the Bermuda Reef Ecosystem... Read more of this article

Column: Plastic Threats To World’s Coral Reefs

Column: Plastic Threats To World’s Coral Reefs

[Opinion column written by Joleah Lamb] There are more than 11 billion pieces of plastic debris on coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific, according to our new research, which also found that contact with plastic can make corals more than 20 times more susceptible to disease. In our study, published in Science, we examined more than 124,000 reef-building... Read more of this article

‘Citizen Scientists’ Health Check Bermuda Reefs

‘Citizen Scientists’ Health Check Bermuda Reefs

For the fifth consecutive year, the Bermuda Zoological Society event REEF Watch trained teams of corporate professionals, teenagers and families to conduct coral reef surveys, fish counts and assessments of our reef ecosystem. Scientists collecting dive slates Nineteen teams set out on Saturday, 23 September to sample reefs across the northern platform.... Read more of this article

Marking Five Years Of  “Kids On The Reef”

Marking Five Years Of “Kids On The Reef”

The XL Catlin Kids on the Reef programme, a partnership between the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] and the I Am Water Foundation, sponsored by XL Catlin has now completed its fifth successful year. The programme brings together world-class free-diving conservationists and local marine ecology educators to take local public middle school students beyond... Read more of this article

Living Reefs To Host ‘Coral Garden Party’

Living Reefs To Host ‘Coral Garden Party’

The Bermuda’s Living Reefs Foundation will host a ‘Coral Garden Party’ on May 19 at 6.30pm at the Rosewood Tucker’s Point Resort. A spokesperson said, “Have you ever heard of Coral Gardening? This relatively new approach to restoring coral reefs is now launched in Bermuda. Since August 2016, Bermuda’s Living Reefs Foundation has... Read more of this article

Bermuda Coral Reef Health Report Released

Bermuda Coral Reef Health Report Released

Historically abundant predatory fishes such as groupers and snappers are rare and at critically low numbers on Bermuda reefs based on international standards, according to a recently released report by Bermudian scientists Thaddeus and Jessie Murdoch through the Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Assessment and Mapping [BREAM] Programme. In good news, however,... Read more of this article

Reef Watch Event Postponed Due To Karl

Reef Watch Event Postponed Due To Karl

The Bermuda Zoological Society has announced that due to the possibility of Karl impacting Bermuda over the weekend, the Reef Watch event will be postponed until Saturday, 8th October. “Due to inclement weather, we are extending our Reef Watch teams’ survey opportunities for anytime in the next two weeks to ensure that they have a positive experience,”... Read more of this article

BZS: Help Raise Funds For Reef Conservation

BZS: Help Raise Funds For Reef Conservation

For a fourth consecutive year, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is heading out on the water with its team of citizen scientists to survey coral reefs around the island as a part of the annual BZS REEF Watch, with the excursion taking place with the support of lead sponsor HISCOX. The event, which is also supported by Groundswell, contributes to... Read more of this article