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‘Camouflaged Frogfish Hides From Predators’

‘Camouflaged Frogfish Hides From Predators’

A photo posted on Instagram by the National Geographic showcasing a sargassum frogfish in the Sargasso Sea got over 270,000 likes, with people admiring the close up depiction. In captioning the image by underwater photographer David Doubilet, National Geographic said, “Can you see me? A camouflaged sargassum frogfish hides from predators in the... Read more of this article

Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

This week the Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of three international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission. The three incoming Commissioners are Dr. Tammy Warren, the Senior Marine Resources Officer for the Bermuda Government Department of Environment and Natural Resources [serving a second term]; The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D.... Read more of this article

Paddle Boarder To Stand Up For Sargasso Sea

Paddle Boarder To Stand Up For Sargasso Sea

Bermudian Adam Johnson is aiming to combine his attachment to the ocean with his desire to protect it as he plans to paddle board around the island, a distance of more than 40 miles, to raise money for the Sargasso Sea Commission. A keen surfer and adventure racer, Mr. Johnson said, “The ocean doesn’t have a voice and I want join with the others... Read more of this article

Video: BIOS Featured in PBS ‘Changing Seas’

Video: BIOS Featured in PBS ‘Changing Seas’

Scientists from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] recently featured in an episode titled ‘The Fate of Carbon’ as a part of the PBS series ‘Changing Seas.’ ‘The Fate of Carbon’ shows the BIOS scientists working on the Bermuda Atlantic-series Study [BATS], which has collected data on the physical, biological,... Read more of this article

Minister Chairs Sargasso Sea Meeting In Azores

Minister Chairs Sargasso Sea Meeting In Azores

Minister of Education Cole Simons and Permanent Secretary Marva Jean O’Brien attended the Third Joint Meeting of the Sargasso Sea Commission and the Signatories to the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea in Horta, Azores last month. The Government of the Azores, one of the original signatories, hosted the... Read more of this article

Sargassum Fish, Nudibranchs, Shrimp & Crab

Sargassum Fish, Nudibranchs, Shrimp & Crab

[Written by Jessica Riederer] Well, now is as good a time as any to talk about it, because it sure is rolling in! If you spent any time on our South Shore Beaches over the weekend, you will know what I am talking about. On Warwick Long Bay and Church Bay especially, piles of yellow and orange seaweed were stretched along the high tide line, and if you... Read more of this article

Cayman Islands Signs Hamilton Declaration

Cayman Islands Signs Hamilton Declaration

The Cayman Islands is the newest signatory of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea. D. Kurt Tibbetts, Minister for Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure signed the Hamilton Declaration on behalf of the Government of the Cayman Islands on 3 January. Cole Simons, Minister of the Environment,... Read more of this article

Canada Signs Declaration To Protect Sargasso

Canada Signs Declaration To Protect Sargasso

Canada is the newest signatory of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea. Domenic LeBlanc, Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, signed the Hamilton Declaration at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Mexico on Saturday, with Environment Minister Cole Simons witnessing the signing. Canada... Read more of this article

Bermuda Invites Ireland To Sign Declaration

Bermuda Invites Ireland To Sign Declaration

While on a private visit to Ireland, Minister of the Environment Cole Simons, met with Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten at Dáil Éireann, the Irish Parliament, in Dublin. Minister Simons officially invited Ireland to become a signatory to the Hamilton Declaration. Minister Simons said, “Minister Naughten... Read more of this article

Sargasso: Bahamas Signs Hamilton Declaration

Sargasso: Bahamas Signs Hamilton Declaration

The Bahamas is the newest signatory of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea. Frederick A. Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of The Bahamas signed the Hamilton Declaration at The Bahamas Mission to the United Nations in New York City. Minister of the Environment Cole Simons said, “I... Read more of this article

Video: Impact Of Plastics On Ocean & Wildlife

Video: Impact Of Plastics On Ocean & Wildlife

The National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase recently featured “A Plastic Sea” short film by Justin Lewis and Michelle Stauffer, which was filmed in Bermuda and looks at the impact single-use plastics have on oceans and wildlife. The film’s description said, “In the Sargasso Sea and around Bermuda, fragments from the breakdown... Read more of this article

BZS Lecture: “Ecology Of The Sargasso Sea”

BZS Lecture: “Ecology Of The Sargasso Sea”

Dr. Robbie Smith, the Curator of the Bermuda Natural History Museum at BAMZ, will be presenting a lecture on the “Ecology of the Sargasso Sea” on Wednesday, February 24th at 7.00pm. The event poster says, “Dr. Robbie Smith will discuss the diversity of life in the Sargassum community, its role in the ocean ecosystem and importance... Read more of this article

Two BZS Lecture Series Installments Coming Up

Two BZS Lecture Series Installments Coming Up

The Bermuda Zoological Society is getting set to present two lectures in the coming months, including talks by Kimberley Zuill, Director of the Bermuda Weather Service, and Dr. Robbie Smith, Curator of the Bermuda National History Museum. The first lecture will take place on Thursday, January 28 at 7.00pm, with Kimberley Zuill covering the topic “Hurricanes... Read more of this article