Archive for the ‘Sharks & Rays’ Category


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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Steward Scholars Assist with Marine Education and Coral Restoration

Two young Bahamians, Katelyn Cambridge and Stacy Pinder, are interning at the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) as part of the Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars Programme. (BESS) Both scholars attended the recent Eco-Schools Coordinators Workshop. In addition, they assisted BREEF by guiding students in nearshore field trips to coral reefs, mangroves and rocky shores

 

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Reef Rescue Network – Restoring Life, Growing Opportunity

The Perry Institute for Marine Science is a not-for-profit organization committed to protecting our oceans through research that both inform the public and encourage action, ultimately improving the understanding and stewardship of our oceans. Our programs focus on improving our understanding of the issues facing our oceans, working with governments to develop management strategies and

 

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The Delicate Balance of Protection

“Anyone who has spent a lot of time on the water or under will tell stories of how things used to be and how things have changed. Nowhere has this change occurred more than on our coral reefs.” Partnering Scientist, Dr Craig Dahlgren of Perry Institute for Marine Science has written an article for Guy Harvey Magazine

 

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