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The Ocean’s Tiny Records of Climate Change: Scientists Looking to Planktonic Organisms for Evidence of Past Climate Conditions

We have known for decades that scientists can learn about local climate conditions by studying the growth rings in trees. Wide rings form in warmer years with more precipitation; thinner rings indicate a colder, dryer growing season; and scars provide evidence of external environmental factors, such as forest fires and insect infestations. It turns out, however, that a similar record of local climate can be found in the ocean. Foraminifera (or forams, for short) are a group of single-celled organisms, most of which are between 0.1 milli...

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Unraveling the Microbial Mysteries of Sargassum Seaweed – Doctoral student at BIOS investigates how algae survives in low-nutrient environments

Pictured above: Dani Cox, a doctoral student at the University of California Santa Barbara, looks at a sample of Sargassum, a brown, marine macroalgae. Cox is investigating how the seaweed is able to grow and reproduce so successfully in the nu...

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Our 2018 Online Readership Survey!

We've made a lot of changes to TheBermudian.com this year and we've seen a tremendous increase in our online readership. Before we forge ahead with more online-only content, we want to get to know our online audience better. WE NEED YOU to help ...

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A Marriage of Science and Art: How BIOS scientists team with artists to convey research findings and help interpret the marine world

As scientists work to answer progressively complex questions about the earth and its changing climate, they are becoming more aware of the importance of communicating their findings to the public. To improve the likelihood that their messages ar...

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A “Pivotal” Experience at BIOS Leads to a Science Career: Bermuda Program alum shares her path to community science education and outreach

In 1988, at the age of 20, Maia Patterson McGuire took a break from her usual summer job of working at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo (BAMZ) to accept an internship with BIOS’s Bermuda Program, a move that would change her career trajec...

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The Island That Outlawed Same-Sex Marriage

Earlier this year, less than a year after the Supreme Court made its historic ruling, Bermuda repealed same-sex marriage—the first country in the world to do so. Legislation designed to replace same-sex marriage with civil partner- ships pa...