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A Comprehensive Look at an Uncharted Reef: BIOS Marine Ecologist Uses Award to Expand Ongoing Studies of a Beloved Island Reef

A team of technical divers and scientists, accompanied by an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and molecular biology tools, will comprehensively map, photograph, and study part of Bermuda’s deepest reef system with funds from the Cawthorn Innovation Award, now in the third year of supporting the work of BIOS scientists. This year’s award recipient, marine ecologist and faculty member Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley, will begin work this month in collaboration with BIOS research specialist and technical diver Alex Chequer and oceanographer Arthur Trembanis…


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Positive News: 6 Bermudian Things To Feel Joy About This Year

It's only the second week of January and we have so much to look forward to in 2019. Here are 6 things we feel grateful for this year.    The Bermuda Festival With its roots in the appreciation of the…


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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…


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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 nutrient-poor…


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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 are heard, understood,…

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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…