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Take Action: How to identify Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Written by Lily Haines, Communications Director, Perry Institute for Marine Science Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) is a highly contagious and lethal disease sweeping through the Caribbean, leaving thousands of dead corals and non-functioning reefs in its wake. The disease, which first surfaced off of Miami in 2014, has

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Fast Facts: Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease in The Bahamas

Nothing short of an ocean pandemic, Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) has ravaged Bahamian coral reefs since 2019. So far, it has spread to more than six Bahamian islands and killed >100 miles of the country’s reefs. In March 2022, the Perry institute for Marine Science was received a

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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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Take Action: How to identify Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Written by Lily Haines, Communications Director, Perry Institute for Marine Science Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) is a highly contagious and lethal disease sweeping through the Caribbean, leaving thousands of dead corals and non-functioning reefs in its wake. The disease, which first surfaced off of Miami in 2014, has

Read More »

Fast Facts: Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease in The Bahamas

Nothing short of an ocean pandemic, Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) has ravaged Bahamian coral reefs since 2019. So far, it has spread to more than six Bahamian islands and killed >100 miles of the country’s reefs. In March 2022, the Perry institute for Marine Science was received a

Read More »

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.

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