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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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PIMS’s New CCEA Program to Bolster Conservation in The Bahamas

Last fall, the Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS) received funding to develop and introduce the Community Conservation Education and Action (CCEA) Program. This program will empower PIMS to better work with local partners to promote conservation through enhanced community engagement. While many of these efforts will be aimed at

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PIMS Begins New Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Project

by Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at PIMS The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) is executing pilot 3 of the Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) project. ABS uses Antillogorgia elisabethae (formerly Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae) as a model species to develop sustainable harvest strategies. A.elisabethae is a gorgonian or soft branching octocoral

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PIMS Reef Rescue Network Travels to St. Lucia

Our coral reefs are disappearing. About 50 percent of the world’s coral reefs have already been lost or severely damaged. Coral reefs are some of the most biologically rich and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. However, coral reefs and the magnificent creatures that call them home are in danger of

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PIMS Coral Team Welcomes Middlebury College

by Natalia Hurtado, Research Associate at PIMS/CEI The Advanced Field Biology class of Middlebury College visited Eleuthera and joined the educational program offered by the Cape Eleuthera Institute: The Island School (CEIS). The group is lead by Dr. Erin Eggleston and Dr. Jeremy Ward. As a part of the class, the group was trained

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Atlantis Resort Expands Staghorn Coral Nursery

December 2019 has been a busy end of the year at the Atlantis Resort with the expansion of its staghorn coral nursery in collaboration with the Perry Institute for Marine Science’s Reef Rescue Network. In April 2019, Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay staff joined the Perry Institute for Marine Science to outplant 46 coral

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Atlantis Resort Expands Staghorn Coral Nursery

December 2019 has been a busy end of the year at the Atlantis Resort with the expansion of its staghorn coral nursery in collaboration with the Perry Institute for Marine Science’s Reef Rescue Network. In April 2019, Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay staff joined the Perry Institute for Marine Science to

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 »

PIMS’s New CCEA Program to Bolster Conservation in The Bahamas

Last fall, the Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS) received funding to develop and introduce the Community Conservation Education and Action (CCEA) Program. This program will empower PIMS to better work with local partners to promote conservation through enhanced community engagement. While many of these efforts will be aimed at

Read More »

PIMS Begins New Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Project

by Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at PIMS The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) is executing pilot 3 of the Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) project. ABS uses Antillogorgia elisabethae (formerly Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae) as a model species to develop sustainable harvest strategies. A.elisabethae is a gorgonian or soft branching octocoral

Read More »

PIMS Reef Rescue Network Travels to St. Lucia

Our coral reefs are disappearing. About 50 percent of the world’s coral reefs have already been lost or severely damaged. Coral reefs are some of the most biologically rich and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. However, coral reefs and the magnificent creatures that call them home are in danger of

Read More »

PIMS Coral Team Welcomes Middlebury College

by Natalia Hurtado, Research Associate at PIMS/CEI The Advanced Field Biology class of Middlebury College visited Eleuthera and joined the educational program offered by the Cape Eleuthera Institute: The Island School (CEIS). The group is lead by Dr. Erin Eggleston and Dr. Jeremy Ward. As a part of the class, the group was trained

Read More »

Atlantis Resort Expands Staghorn Coral Nursery

December 2019 has been a busy end of the year at the Atlantis Resort with the expansion of its staghorn coral nursery in collaboration with the Perry Institute for Marine Science’s Reef Rescue Network. In April 2019, Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay staff joined the Perry Institute for Marine Science to outplant 46 coral

Read More »

Atlantis Resort Expands Staghorn Coral Nursery

December 2019 has been a busy end of the year at the Atlantis Resort with the expansion of its staghorn coral nursery in collaboration with the Perry Institute for Marine Science’s Reef Rescue Network. In April 2019, Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay staff joined the Perry Institute for Marine Science to

Read More »