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A parrotfish fishery in The Bahamas? Here’s what you need to know.

Written by Lily Haines, MSc Traditionally, fishers have largely ignored parrotfish in The Bahamas, preferring to catch the more profitable and popular groupers and snappers. ‍This is good because parrotfish play pivotal roles on healthy coral reefs. Often dubbed “nature’s lawnmowers,” they graze on algae, and prevent it from overgrowing and smothering

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Mangroves Matter

Written by Lily Haines (MSc) The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) couldn’t be more thrilled to announce its mangrove restoration plan for Little Bahama Bank! ‍Scientists suspect mangroves suffered catastrophic damage when the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian struck Abaco in 2019, and then lingered for days over Grand Bahama. But no one knows the full

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PIMS Interns Dive Into World Oceans Day

A trio of interns at the Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) are ready to explore the underwater world. From left to right are Ana Beltran, Meghyn Fountain and Kandiz McPhee. Launching their careers against the backdrop of World Oceans Day, a few young marine scientists are getting their feet

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PIMS Releases 2020 Bahamas Coral Reef Report Card Copy

PRESS RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 Media Contact:Stanton CharltonPerry Institute for Marine Sciencescharlton@perryinstitute.org NEW REPORT CARD SHOWS HOPE FOR BAHAMIAN REEFS DESPITE DECLINE NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Dorian and economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increased interest in The Bahamas for a “Blue

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PIMS Expands Capacity for Monitoring Bahamian Coral Reefs

By Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at PIMS The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) has conducted Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) training workshops since 2011, to help build capacity for coral reef monitoring within The Bahamas. PIMS hosted its first virtual AGRRA training workshop in June 2020 to continue with this initiative.

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PIMS Releases 2020 Bahamas Coral Reef Report Card

PRESS RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 Media Contact:Stanton CharltonPerry Institute for Marine Sciencescharlton@perryinstitute.org NEW REPORT CARD SHOWS HOPE FOR BAHAMIAN REEFS DESPITE DECLINE NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Dorian and economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increased interest in The Bahamas for a “Blue

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PIMS Breaks Down Deadly Coral Disease

by Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director at PIMS On April 13th, the Perry Institute for Marine Science hosted its first webinar on Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. In case you missed it, watch the full recording below: The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live our lives, but humans

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Microfragmentation Poised to Revitalize PIMS’s Coral Innovation Hub

Natalia Hurtado, Research Associate at CEI & PIMS Casey Harris, Research Associate at CEI & PIMS Last November, The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub welcomed Senior Scientist Dr. David Vaughan (Plant a Million Corals) and Coral Aquaculture Supervisor Dr. Robin Smith (The Nature Conservancy) to Eleuthera to continue its development. This project is

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The Great Grouper Journey: What it Takes to Make Babies

By Dr. Karlisa Callwood, Director of PIMS’s Community Conservation Education and Action Program A new research study finds evidence of population sub-structuring of Nassau grouper within The Bahamas. The study, published in Frontiers in Marine Science, coupled high resolution genetic testing with acoustic telemetry to gain additional insight into the population

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A parrotfish fishery in The Bahamas? Here’s what you need to know.

Written by Lily Haines, MSc Traditionally, fishers have largely ignored parrotfish in The Bahamas, preferring to catch the more profitable and popular groupers and snappers. ‍This is good because parrotfish play pivotal roles on healthy coral reefs. Often dubbed “nature’s lawnmowers,” they graze on algae, and prevent it from overgrowing and smothering

Read More »

Mangroves Matter

Written by Lily Haines (MSc) The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) couldn’t be more thrilled to announce its mangrove restoration plan for Little Bahama Bank! ‍Scientists suspect mangroves suffered catastrophic damage when the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian struck Abaco in 2019, and then lingered for days over Grand Bahama. But no one knows the full

Read More »

PIMS Interns Dive Into World Oceans Day

A trio of interns at the Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) are ready to explore the underwater world. From left to right are Ana Beltran, Meghyn Fountain and Kandiz McPhee. Launching their careers against the backdrop of World Oceans Day, a few young marine scientists are getting their feet

Read More »

PIMS Releases 2020 Bahamas Coral Reef Report Card Copy

PRESS RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 Media Contact:Stanton CharltonPerry Institute for Marine Sciencescharlton@perryinstitute.org NEW REPORT CARD SHOWS HOPE FOR BAHAMIAN REEFS DESPITE DECLINE NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Dorian and economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increased interest in The Bahamas for a “Blue

Read More »

PIMS Expands Capacity for Monitoring Bahamian Coral Reefs

By Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at PIMS The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) has conducted Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) training workshops since 2011, to help build capacity for coral reef monitoring within The Bahamas. PIMS hosted its first virtual AGRRA training workshop in June 2020 to continue with this initiative.

Read More »

PIMS Releases 2020 Bahamas Coral Reef Report Card

PRESS RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 Media Contact:Stanton CharltonPerry Institute for Marine Sciencescharlton@perryinstitute.org NEW REPORT CARD SHOWS HOPE FOR BAHAMIAN REEFS DESPITE DECLINE NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Dorian and economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increased interest in The Bahamas for a “Blue

Read More »

PIMS Breaks Down Deadly Coral Disease

by Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director at PIMS On April 13th, the Perry Institute for Marine Science hosted its first webinar on Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. In case you missed it, watch the full recording below: The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live our lives, but humans

Read More »

Microfragmentation Poised to Revitalize PIMS’s Coral Innovation Hub

Natalia Hurtado, Research Associate at CEI & PIMS Casey Harris, Research Associate at CEI & PIMS Last November, The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub welcomed Senior Scientist Dr. David Vaughan (Plant a Million Corals) and Coral Aquaculture Supervisor Dr. Robin Smith (The Nature Conservancy) to Eleuthera to continue its development. This project is

Read More »

The Great Grouper Journey: What it Takes to Make Babies

By Dr. Karlisa Callwood, Director of PIMS’s Community Conservation Education and Action Program A new research study finds evidence of population sub-structuring of Nassau grouper within The Bahamas. The study, published in Frontiers in Marine Science, coupled high resolution genetic testing with acoustic telemetry to gain additional insight into the population

Read More »