Archive for the ‘Sea Turtles’ 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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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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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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The Nature Conservancy wins Short Documentary on Mangrove Restoration in the Bahamas at the 67th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference

The Nature Conservancy Northern Caribbean program won first prize in the Cinefish Films short documentary category at the 67th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference held in Christ Church, Barbados. The film was titled supporting our way of life and focused on the ecological, economical and cultural importance of mangroves as well as collective efforts to

 

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The Bahamas National Trust Presents at the 67th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference

Lakeshia Anderson, National Parks Planner and Lindy Knowles, Science Officer, both with The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) presented poster presentations on  mangrove restoration efforts in the Bahamas and the expansion and establishment of marine protected areas at the 67th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference in Barbados on November 4, 2014. Lindy Knowles focused his presentation on the

 

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The 66th Gulf of Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI)

From November 4 through November 8, 2013, the Gulf of Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) held its 66th conference in Corpus Christie, Texas, where students, scientists, and fishermen came together to discuss and present on-going conservation work in various countries. Both Felicity Burrows (photo 1) and Agnessa Lundy (photo 2) from the Conservancy presented on the

 

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Exploring the Joulter Cays in Andros Island

Day I Dr. Craig Dahlgren and I coordinated and led a team of young, excited Bahamian marine researchers on an expedition within the Joulter Cays on Andros, The Bahamas.  Other team members included Nadia Lockhart from Atlantis, Paradise Island Marine Aquarium Operations; Lakeshia Anderson, Lindy Knowles, and Krista Sherman from The Bahamas National Trust; and

 

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Even Teachers Go to School!

BREEF conducted their annual Teacher Training Workshop on San Salvador, The Bahamas, with a group of enthusiastic teachers from across the country. The goal of the workshop was to expose teachers to marine conservation efforts happening throughout The Bahamas, share the effects of climate change on the marine environment, and demonstrate how marine science can

 

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