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Long Time, No Sea

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a vital tool for sustaining the Bahamian marine environment for generations to come. The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) brought together local celebrities – Sawyerboy, Dyson and Wendi Knight, Trueranda Cox, André Musgrove, Kareem Mortimer, Willis Knowles and Keith Carroll- to encourage people to sign

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The Challenge of Lionfish

Lionfish invaded The Bahamas in about 2005 and researchers noticed in 2007 that there was a population explosion of this invasive species. Native to the Indian and Pacific oceans, lionfish have continued to spread throughout the Caribbean and The Bahamas has been one of the hardest hit countries. Lionfish out-eat

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BMMRO Quarterly Progress Report – May 2018

Task: Stranding Response Readiness The young male manatee known from Florida who has been named “Manny” and who was rehabilitated at Atlantis’ Dolphin Cay was released to Eleuthera on 9 th January in a collaborative effort between BMMRO, Atlantis’ Dolphin Cay, the Department of Marine Resources and the US Geological

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Introducing Anna Zuke a New PADI Reef Rescue Diver Instructor!

Introducing Anna Zuke a New PADI Reef Rescue Diver Instructor! Trained by Perry Institute for Marine Science Reef Rescue Network Coordinator Hayley Jo PADI Course Director. Ever since her first ocean dive, Anna has been enthralled with coral- she has researched reef restoration techniques, been involved with a conservation group and dive shops, and worked on coral propagation

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Young Bahamians Learn About Coral Reef Conservation

After months of field trips, school presentations, coral reef restoration, marine life surveys, shark education, and turtle tagging, Alexis Saunders and Krystynia Pyfrom are eagerly preparing for an exciting semester at The Island School in Cape Eleuthera. Alexis and Krystynia are recent high school graduates who completed a 4-month paid internship

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Manny the Manatee Returns to Bahamian Waters!

Atlantis, Paradise Island Marine Mammal Specialists Enable His Speedy Recovery.   Following a three-month recovery period at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Manny the manatee returned to Spanish Wells, The Bahamas on January 9, 2017.  His initial rescue came as a result of local Spanish Wells citizens, who noticed that the marine

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BMMRO Quarterly Progress Report – December 2017

Task: Stranding Response Readiness There were no known strandings in the Bahamas during this quarter. Task: Manatee Monitoring BMMRO continued monitoring the status of manatees throughout the Bahamas via social media and opportunistic field work. During the period, nine different animals were documented. Unfortunately, one of these animals was reported

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Long Time, No Sea

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a vital tool for sustaining the Bahamian marine environment for generations to come. The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) brought together local celebrities – Sawyerboy, Dyson and Wendi Knight, Trueranda Cox, André Musgrove, Kareem Mortimer, Willis Knowles and Keith Carroll- to encourage people to sign

Read More »

The Challenge of Lionfish

Lionfish invaded The Bahamas in about 2005 and researchers noticed in 2007 that there was a population explosion of this invasive species. Native to the Indian and Pacific oceans, lionfish have continued to spread throughout the Caribbean and The Bahamas has been one of the hardest hit countries. Lionfish out-eat

Read More »

BMMRO Quarterly Progress Report – May 2018

Task: Stranding Response Readiness The young male manatee known from Florida who has been named “Manny” and who was rehabilitated at Atlantis’ Dolphin Cay was released to Eleuthera on 9 th January in a collaborative effort between BMMRO, Atlantis’ Dolphin Cay, the Department of Marine Resources and the US Geological

Read More »

Introducing Anna Zuke a New PADI Reef Rescue Diver Instructor!

Introducing Anna Zuke a New PADI Reef Rescue Diver Instructor! Trained by Perry Institute for Marine Science Reef Rescue Network Coordinator Hayley Jo PADI Course Director. Ever since her first ocean dive, Anna has been enthralled with coral- she has researched reef restoration techniques, been involved with a conservation group and dive shops, and worked on coral propagation

Read More »

Young Bahamians Learn About Coral Reef Conservation

After months of field trips, school presentations, coral reef restoration, marine life surveys, shark education, and turtle tagging, Alexis Saunders and Krystynia Pyfrom are eagerly preparing for an exciting semester at The Island School in Cape Eleuthera. Alexis and Krystynia are recent high school graduates who completed a 4-month paid internship

Read More »

Manny the Manatee Returns to Bahamian Waters!

Atlantis, Paradise Island Marine Mammal Specialists Enable His Speedy Recovery.   Following a three-month recovery period at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Manny the manatee returned to Spanish Wells, The Bahamas on January 9, 2017.  His initial rescue came as a result of local Spanish Wells citizens, who noticed that the marine

Read More »

BMMRO Quarterly Progress Report – December 2017

Task: Stranding Response Readiness There were no known strandings in the Bahamas during this quarter. Task: Manatee Monitoring BMMRO continued monitoring the status of manatees throughout the Bahamas via social media and opportunistic field work. During the period, nine different animals were documented. Unfortunately, one of these animals was reported

Read More »