Archive for the ‘Dolphins & Manatees’ Category


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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Stranding Response to Support Conservation of Marine Mammals in The Bahamas

STRANDING RESPONSE On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) responded to a report of a short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) swimming near shore off Hope Town, Abaco. Further reports suggested that this animal had been in this nearshore habitat for at least 4 days. Felice Knowles traveled to Hope Town and

 

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Marine Mammal Education and Outreach Efforts

WHALE CAMP Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) has conducted three whale camps this summer for thirteen people. Whale Camp I was focused on high school students and students that recently graduated, while Whale Camp II was focused on an older group of campers consisting of college students, college graduates, and persons in the work

 

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Field Research to Support Conservation of Marine Mammals in The Bahamas

September 2015 FIELD RESEARCH From June 2015 to September 2015, Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) (www.bahamaswhales.org) staff, Charlotte Dunn, Diane Claridge, and Felice Knowles conducted vessel surveys to search for marine mammals off southwest Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas. During this time, BMMRO hosted four interns to assist with vessel surveys and data

 

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EXPERIENCING A DAY’S WORK AT DOLPHIN CAY ATLANTIS

By: Dashanda Pinder (The Nature Conservancy intern) Dolphin Cay Atlantis is one of my favorite places in the Bahamas so I was excited to have the opportunity to work with the staff there fore one day. Upon my arrival at the amazing Dolphin Cay, I was greeted by one of the friendly gate attendants. I

 

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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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Stranding Response to Support Conservation of Marine Mammals in The Bahamas

Since our last Blog, we have not received any reports of marine mammal strandings in The Bahamas. We did however begin plans to update the Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network in the unfortunate event of a stranding. To this end, we hired Felice Knowles to act as the Bahamas Stranding Coordinator. Currently, she is working

 

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Field Research and Outreach to Support Conservation of Marine Mammals in The Bahamas

Field Research From December 2014 to March 2015, Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (www.bahamaswhales.org) staff, Charlotte Dunn and Diane Claridge, conducted vessel surveys to search for marine mammals off southwest Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas. To assist with surveys, BMMRO hired a research assistant, Felice Knowles. She is a former intern who assisted with

 

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Stranding Response to Support Conservation of Marine Mammals in The Bahamas

Since Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation  (BMMRO) last Blog, no reports were received of marine mammal strandings in the Bahamas. BMMRO continued development of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network to be better prepared in the effect of a stranding. To this end, BMMRO contracted Felice Knowles as the Bahamas Stranding Co-ordinator. Her work includes

 

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Field Research and Outreach to Support Conservation of Marine Mammals in The Bahamas

From mid-September to mid-December, Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (www.bahamaswhales.org) staff, Charlotte Dunn and Diane Claridge, conducted vessel surveys to search for marine mammals off southwest Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas. During this time one Bahamian intern, Luanettee’ Colebroke, who was hired during the summer, assisted with surveys until her departure late September. Jack

 

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