Archive for the ‘Sharks & Rays’ Category


“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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Lucaya Wins the Race!

Lucaya won this year’s Tour de Turtle marathon migration contest for leatherback sea turtles. A satellite tracking device was placed on Lucaya on May 27, 2018 on Soropta Beach, Panama by the foundation’s partner Sea Turtle Conservancy. The female sea turtle, who numbers more than 25 years of age, traveled more than 5,000 miles to

 

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Forfar Field Station outplant 126 fragments from their Coral Nursery on Andros, The Bahamas.

On October 22nd and October 23rd, 2018, The Perry Institute for Marine Science Reef Rescue Network and staff from Forfar Field Station on Andros braved the high seas of the tongue of the ocean to complete the outplant of Acropora fragments back to the local reef. Despite the far from optimal weather conditions, the crew

 

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