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Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay Staff Outplant Corals At Green Cay

 

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Reef Rescue Network Training Director & Coordinator     April 2019, Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay staff joined the Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS) to outplant 46 Coral Fragments onto the reef at Green Cay near Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Linda Hammerton (Director of Marine Mammal Operations), Marvin Johnson (Dive Manager)

 

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BREEF Celebrates Earth Day 2019 with Fun Beach Snorkel

 

  On Monday, April 22nd, BREEF celebrated Earth Day by hosting a day fun filled day of activities, including snorkeling, an educational Easter “egg” Hunt, a beach clean-up and a live conch demonstration. Over 40 snorkelers participated of all ages and 10 pounds of garbage collected on Saunders Beach.   Plastics were sorted and given

 

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“Crossing Our Finger Corals” at The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub

 

Written by: Lily Haines, Research Associate, Perry Institute for Marine Science & Cape Eleuthera Institute     A few weeks ago, one of our coral research interns, Hannah Lochan, woke up to discover an exciting surprise. While checking on our brooding coral colonies in the Cape Eleuthera Institute’s (CEI) wetlab just before sunrise, she noticed two

 

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180 Coral Fragments relocated to their new home on Cannonball Reef

 

On Saturday 16th March 2019 at The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, 180 Coral Fragments were relocated to a nearby coral reef. The Atlantis Resort Coral Nursery is located in the large Lagoon and guests can view the nursery from the bridge or even jump in and snorkel to take a look. Growing on

 

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AGRRA With ANGARI – South Abaco & East Grand Bahama

 

Last winter, The Perry Institute for Marine Science teamed up with Bahamas National Trust, San Salvador Living Jewels Foundation and the ANGARI Foundationto conduct Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) Surveys for South Abaco and East Grand Bahama. Surveys were conducted on board the R/V ANGARI, the research vessel of the ANGARI Foundation. The

 

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The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub

 

Last fall marked the beginning of the Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub! Based out of Cape Eleuthera, the hub aims to upscale coral reef restoration in The Bahamas, develop new technologies, as well as educate, train and engage local Bahamians on the importance of coral conservation. Key hub members include The Nature Conservancy, the Perry Institute

 

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Modern Miracle Seen in Bimini!

 

Modern Miracle, the Atlantic spotted dolphin that was rescued, rehabilitated, and released by the Atlantis, Paradise Island team, in conjunction with Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation, has been spotted and is thriving! Kelly Mellilo Sweeting, from Dolphin Communications Project, spotted Modern Miracle on January 7 back off the coast of Bimini, where he was rescued

 

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Dive Exuma Joins The Reef Rescue Network

 

Located on the Government Dock in the heart of Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas, Dive Exuma are a PADI resort offering daily dives, PADI Courses, Snorkel Tours & Private Charters. Great Exuma is the largest island in the chain of 360 islands, or cays, known as ‘The Exumas’ and is the ideal spot for relaxation with its

 

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BREEF Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with Neptune’s Masquerade Ball

 

On November 10th2018, The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation celebrated twenty-five years in marine conservation with a spectacular gala at Albany Bahamas. BREEF’s mission is to promote the conservation of the Bahamian marine environment that sustains our way of life. BREEF had great support from donors and guests, including a table of guests from Atlantis. BREEF

 

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BMMRO holds a Marine Mammal Stranding Workshop in Nassau at Atlantis’ Dolphin Cay

 

As part of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation’s (BMMRO) mandate to manage and maintain the Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, BMMRO held a very successful one day workshop for the Department of Marine Resource’s Officers. The workshop trained Officers to respond to a marine mammal stranding.   The Department of Agriculture and the Ministry

 

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