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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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Atlantis-backed sea turtle “Big Blue” takes home the gold!

Written by Lily Haines, Communications Director, Perry Institute for Marine Science     We’re thrilled to announce our sponsored leatherback sea turtle, Big Blue, won first place in the 2022 Tour de Turtles marathon!  Since the start of the race in June, she has traveled more than 3,600 miles (approx.

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Sawfish off Andros Island

For the past three years, the team from the non-profit Saving the Blue has developed relationships with various community members in Andros, and so from October to December in 2021 they conducted interviews with fishing guides and other water users. Their aim was to describe sawfish distribution patterns in Andros, and identify key regions or habitats where sawfish monitoring would be effective, and potentially lead to protection.

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Modern Miracle “M&M” splashes offshore of Bimini

We’re thrilled to announce M&M is as strong as ever! Just last month, one of his former caregivers and Dolphin Cay veterinarian Dr. Amanda Pinder photographed and identified him off the coast of Bimini – the two even posed for a quick photo together. Coincidentally, M&M was the first wild dolphin Dr. Pinder had ever treated more than four years ago.

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Shark research internship with Saving the Blue

Written by Tayshaun Burrows, BAMSI student My name is Tayshaun Burrows, I am a student at the Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), working on my associate degree in marine science. Part of the requirements for this are to spend four weeks during the summer as an intern with

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Take Action: Slow the spread of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Written by Lily Haines, Communications Director, Perry Institute for Marine Science In many parts of the Caribbean, diving underwater will transport you to a colorful world of fish, marine mammals, algae, crabs and more.  This dazzling undersea rainforest is created by colonies of rock-like animals called corals.  But just like

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Coral Restoration at the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation

Home to a third of the Caribbean’s coral reefs, ocean biodiversity in The Bahamas is simply unmatched. The country is home to the world’s first land and sea park and the Atlantic Ocean’s first shark sanctuary! And it’s coral reefs are like underwater rainforests, sheltering thousands of marine species from

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 »

Atlantis-backed sea turtle “Big Blue” takes home the gold!

Written by Lily Haines, Communications Director, Perry Institute for Marine Science     We’re thrilled to announce our sponsored leatherback sea turtle, Big Blue, won first place in the 2022 Tour de Turtles marathon!  Since the start of the race in June, she has traveled more than 3,600 miles (approx.

Read More »

Sawfish off Andros Island

For the past three years, the team from the non-profit Saving the Blue has developed relationships with various community members in Andros, and so from October to December in 2021 they conducted interviews with fishing guides and other water users. Their aim was to describe sawfish distribution patterns in Andros, and identify key regions or habitats where sawfish monitoring would be effective, and potentially lead to protection.

Read More »

Modern Miracle “M&M” splashes offshore of Bimini

We’re thrilled to announce M&M is as strong as ever! Just last month, one of his former caregivers and Dolphin Cay veterinarian Dr. Amanda Pinder photographed and identified him off the coast of Bimini – the two even posed for a quick photo together. Coincidentally, M&M was the first wild dolphin Dr. Pinder had ever treated more than four years ago.

Read More »

Shark research internship with Saving the Blue

Written by Tayshaun Burrows, BAMSI student My name is Tayshaun Burrows, I am a student at the Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), working on my associate degree in marine science. Part of the requirements for this are to spend four weeks during the summer as an intern with

Read More »

Take Action: Slow the spread of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Written by Lily Haines, Communications Director, Perry Institute for Marine Science In many parts of the Caribbean, diving underwater will transport you to a colorful world of fish, marine mammals, algae, crabs and more.  This dazzling undersea rainforest is created by colonies of rock-like animals called corals.  But just like

Read More »

Coral Restoration at the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation

Home to a third of the Caribbean’s coral reefs, ocean biodiversity in The Bahamas is simply unmatched. The country is home to the world’s first land and sea park and the Atlantic Ocean’s first shark sanctuary! And it’s coral reefs are like underwater rainforests, sheltering thousands of marine species from

Read More »