Archive for the ‘Corals’ Category


World Ocean’s Day 2017

For World Oceans Day, June 8th, 2017, Perry Institute for Marine Science, Atlantis Blue Project, Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas, The Bahamas Department of Marine Resources and Disney Conservation Fund planted branched finger coral (Porites furcata) and Elkhorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) onto coral reefs that were devastated by hurricane Matthew in The Bahamas.   To kick

 

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A Proactive Approach to Restoring Bahamian Coral Reefs

The Atlantis Blue Project Foundation (ABPF)  has partnered and funded numerous reef restoration projects in The Bahamas. The Perry Institute for Marine Science – an ABPF grant recipient, represented The Bahamas, along with long-time partner, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), at an international workshop on coral reef restoration.  This is a rapidly advancing field that is

 

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THE BAHAMAS CORAL REEF REPORT CARD IS HERE!

Coral Reefs play a critical role in protecting and sustaining our way of life!  The Bahamas like many places in the Caribbean are threatened by tropical storms and hurricanes that are associated with high winds and intense wave action. To help reduce the degree of impact to our coastline, reefs act as a natural buffer

 

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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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SUSTAINING AND RESTORING THE WORLD’S FISHERIES

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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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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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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Sea Campers learn the value of Marine Protected Areas at BREEF’s 9th Annual Sea Camp

Written By Nadia Abdo and BREEF Under the theme ‘Living the Good Life – Marine Protected Areas’, 24 young people spent the week exploring how and why we should be protecting key areas of our oceans and coastlines during the week of June 22- 26th, 2015 . Through coral reef tours, mangrove exploration and snorkelling field trips,

 

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National Planning Efforts To Address Threats Affecting Coral Reefs

From June 23-26, 2015, The Bahamas National Trust hosted a strategic planning workshop to develop a national plan to address the threats to coral reefs and its associated ecosystems in The Bahamas.  The workshop and development of the plan is funded by the Disney Conservation Fund. The meeting was facilitated by Foundations of Success. Stakeholders

 

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The 2015 National Spiny Lobster Fishery Improvement Project Meeting

The 2015 National Spiny Lobster Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) two day meeting was held at The Bahamas National Trust on Village Road, Nassau Bahamas on May 19 and 20th, 2015. This was the sixth national meeting that focused on the progress and challenges made to date and next steps forward. Persons, organizations and agencies that

 

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