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The Oleander Project: Packing Science into a Weekly Shipping Routine

Since the late 1970s, the Oleander has transported all manner of goods to Bermuda while also serving as a “volunteer observing ship” that collects oceanographic data while in transit. Observers from NOAA have launched instruments called bathythermographs off the ship en route to Bermuda, which collect temperature data from the ocean’s surface to the seafloor. Because scientific research vessels are expensive to run and tightly scheduled, the Oleander’s routine travel between Bermuda and New Jersey provides an unprecedented opportun...

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Connecting Bermuda’s Youth to Nature

The Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) has invested in 2.41 acres of property on Trunk Island, which provides the potential for unique and exciting educational and conservation programmes. The property includes a cottage, dock, a rare palmetto for...

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Bait and See

Tim Noyes, a coral reef research specialist at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, knew he wanted to take action fighting the scourge of lionfish invading Bermuda’s coral reefs.  He was helping out with a short documentary to raise a...

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Lionfish tournament and community event gears up for fifth year

As an invading underwater species, the lionfish is king. Beautiful and otherworldly in appearance, lionfish spend their lives hunting at coral reefs. Video of lionfish at depth shows them swimming lazily as they gobble down most any unsuspect...

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Traffic is messing up more than your morning commute

In balmy Bermuda, it is hard to imagine anything other than fresh air and sea breezes entering people’s lungs.  But over the last two decades, scientists working with the Department of Environmental Protection have discovered there are so...

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Bermudian Eels

Both the American eel and the European eel, two closely related species, inhabit rivers and lakes many miles inland on their respective continents but are born in the ocean.  We know this because juveniles coming from the ocean inundate riv...