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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

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ATLANTIS PROUD: A MODERN MIRACLE

With so much pride, we are honored to share this remarkable story with you. Our Dolphin Cay Team participated in the rescue, recovery and successful release of a stranded dolphin back to his former habitat – the ocean waters of Bimini. In late August, Atlantis was notified of a dolphin

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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

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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

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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

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Growing A “Coral Kindergarten” – by Lily Haines

“The lessons learned here have the potential to guide coral restoration efforts around the world.” – Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Perry Institute for Marine Science Coral reefs are natural treasure troves in the Bahamas: they harbor thousands of marine species, support over 40,000 jobs in marine tourism and, each year, bolster a

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Rehabilitating Long-spined Sea Urchins

The Long-spined urchin, Diadema antillarum, was once the most effective and important grazer on reefs throughout the Caribbean. These urchins are capable of clearing large areas of macroalgae and keeping it clear for coral larvae to settle and grow. However, in 1983, an unknown pathogen nearly wiped out the entire

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Lucaya Is On The Move! – Tour de Turtle 2018

Atlantis’s entry in the 2018 Tour de Turtle race has already made great strides before the beginning of the official race. As of July 23, 2018, she has logged over 1,500 miles. A satellite tracking device was placed on Lucaya on May 27, 2018 on Soropta Beach Panama by the

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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

Read More »

ATLANTIS PROUD: A MODERN MIRACLE

With so much pride, we are honored to share this remarkable story with you. Our Dolphin Cay Team participated in the rescue, recovery and successful release of a stranded dolphin back to his former habitat – the ocean waters of Bimini. In late August, Atlantis was notified of a dolphin

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

Growing A “Coral Kindergarten” – by Lily Haines

“The lessons learned here have the potential to guide coral restoration efforts around the world.” – Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Perry Institute for Marine Science Coral reefs are natural treasure troves in the Bahamas: they harbor thousands of marine species, support over 40,000 jobs in marine tourism and, each year, bolster a

Read More »

Rehabilitating Long-spined Sea Urchins

The Long-spined urchin, Diadema antillarum, was once the most effective and important grazer on reefs throughout the Caribbean. These urchins are capable of clearing large areas of macroalgae and keeping it clear for coral larvae to settle and grow. However, in 1983, an unknown pathogen nearly wiped out the entire

Read More »

Lucaya Is On The Move! – Tour de Turtle 2018

Atlantis’s entry in the 2018 Tour de Turtle race has already made great strides before the beginning of the official race. As of July 23, 2018, she has logged over 1,500 miles. A satellite tracking device was placed on Lucaya on May 27, 2018 on Soropta Beach Panama by the

Read More »