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2023 Bleaching Crisis in The Bahamas

The breathtaking coral reefs of The Bahamas, renowned around the world for their vibrancy and diverse marine life, are under serious and  immediate threat as a powerful ocean heat wave driven by climate change is causing widespread coral bleaching and killing off entire reef ecosystems. Over the past several weeks

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Bahamian Ballet: Manatees Dance Through Our Waters in 2023

In the sparkling waters of The Bahamas, there is a gentle giant that has captured our collective hearts – the manatee. And while we are filled with relief that there have been no recent reports of marine mammal strandings, our citizen scientists have gifted us with something special this spring:

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Turning Tides: Introducing The Bahamas’ Coral Gene Bank

A harrowing marine crisis calls for bold, innovative solutions — a reality that underpins our recent launch of The Bahamas’ inaugural living coral gene bank.  This groundbreaking initiative — aptly termed a “Noah’s Ark” for corals — offers a glimmer of hope amid the region-wide havoc wreaked by the Stony

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Mangrove Report Card for The Bahamas

After years of painstaking research encompassing drones, satellite-based surveys and in-water surveillance from hundreds of different sites, the Perry Institute for Marine Science has released the Mangrove Report Card for The Bahamas! This landmark report is a first of its kind assessment on the health of The Bahamas’ incredibly valuable yet often under-appreciated mangrove ecosystems.

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2023 Bleaching Crisis in The Bahamas

The breathtaking coral reefs of The Bahamas, renowned around the world for their vibrancy and diverse marine life, are under serious and  immediate threat as a powerful ocean heat wave driven by climate change is causing widespread coral bleaching and killing off entire reef ecosystems. Over the past several weeks

Read More »

Bahamian Ballet: Manatees Dance Through Our Waters in 2023

In the sparkling waters of The Bahamas, there is a gentle giant that has captured our collective hearts – the manatee. And while we are filled with relief that there have been no recent reports of marine mammal strandings, our citizen scientists have gifted us with something special this spring:

Read More »

Turning Tides: Introducing The Bahamas’ Coral Gene Bank

A harrowing marine crisis calls for bold, innovative solutions — a reality that underpins our recent launch of The Bahamas’ inaugural living coral gene bank.  This groundbreaking initiative — aptly termed a “Noah’s Ark” for corals — offers a glimmer of hope amid the region-wide havoc wreaked by the Stony

Read More »

Mangrove Report Card for The Bahamas

After years of painstaking research encompassing drones, satellite-based surveys and in-water surveillance from hundreds of different sites, the Perry Institute for Marine Science has released the Mangrove Report Card for The Bahamas! This landmark report is a first of its kind assessment on the health of The Bahamas’ incredibly valuable yet often under-appreciated mangrove ecosystems.

Read More »