2016 Bahamas Natural History Conference


By Giselle Dean, The Bahamas National Trust The third Bahamas Natural History Conference (BNHC) took place from March 14th-17th 2016. The opening ceremony took place on March 14th at Atlantis and presentations took place from the 15th-17th at the College of The Bahamas. The theme of this year’s conference was “Reversing the Decline” and sought


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Great efforts are being done to help restore the world’s fisheries as the demand for seafood continues to grow! 50in10 is a bold initiative that aims to restore 50% of the world’s fisheries in the next ten years. To achieve this, a holistic system approach is being taken. This includes addressing gaps at each level


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Abaco Science Alliance Conference 2016


During the week of January 6th-9th, Friends of the Environment in Abaco hosted their 7th Biennial Abaco Science Alliance . The goal of the conference was to provide a platform for networking and information sharing among NGOs, researchers and agencies that have conducted research projects on Abaco and throughout the wider Bahamas. Additionally the information


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Exploring The Andros Barrier Reef


Dr. Craig Dahlgren led a team of local researchers within and around the North and South Marine Park on Andros Island to survey coral and fish species types and abundance as well as benthic habitats.  Persons who participated in the trip were from the Department of Marine Resources, The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), Dolphin Cay


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Sea Turtle Expedition II….. Continues in Abaco!


As the expedition continues, Tavano and Laron returned to Nassau early Monday morning after 41 turtles. The next intern Raguel Nesbitt then arrived into Marsh Harbour safely from Grand Bahama to carry on the activities done all week.  Raguel is a graduate of St. Georges High School who longed for an opportunity such as this. He is


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Sea Turtle Internship Expedition II …….Continues!


Update on the Sea Turtle Expedition – The team arrived Sandy Point, Abaco on Sunday, October 25, 2015. Tavano and Laron the 2  Nassau-based interns talked a bit about their experience. Both interns said the turtle tagging expedition is going spectacular so far,  despite the weather. They went out to Royal island and Corey Sound in


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Sea Turtle Internship Expedition II


By Portia Sweeting The Bahamas National Trust is facilitating a Sea Turtle Research expedition around Spanish Wells Eleuthera, Abaco and Grand Bahama. The interns participating in the expedition are being led by researcher Connett. They learned  introductory boat skills and tasked with surveying and tagging sea turtles around the islands mentioned previously. The weather conditions


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Unlocking the Coral Genetic Code to Improve Reef Health


By Craig Dahlgren Staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, was once one of the most important reef building corals in The Bahamas and wider Caribbean region, but high sea temperatures, disease, and a variety of local threats have reduced its populations by an estimated 95% or more.  In the Bahamas, The Bahamas National Trust, The Nature Conservancy


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Monitoring New Providence and Rose Island’s Reefs


By Craig Dahlgren Earlier this year, Atlantis Blue Project Foundation released a coral reef report card on the status of reefs around New Providence and Rose Island (see:, based on AGRRA surveys conducted in 2011 and 2012.  It is hard to believe but it is already time to start surveying those reefs again as


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The Nature Conservancy Caribbean Impact Report 2015


Learn about the work The Nature Conservancy Caribbean Program has achieved over the last year. Visit: