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A Team Tackles a Troublesome Fish: BIOS scientists collaborate on projects to reduce Bermuda’s invasive lionfish population

It is often said that good things come in groups of three, and that might be the case for a trio of research projects aimed at reducing a threat to Bermuda’s marine biodiversity: the invasive lionfish. While many invasive species disrupt natural ecosystems by spreading disease or competing for food and habitat, lionfish are particularly problematic owing to their voracious appetites and high reproductive capacities. Lionfish are indiscriminate predators, feeding on over 70 species of fish, invertebrates, and mollusks, and a single lio...

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A Sea Journey of 22,000 Miles

Oceanographer Neal Pettigrew is still piecing together the 1,392-day trip his runaway buoy made from the Gulf of Maine, which ended with its recovery on board the BIOS-operated research vessel Atlantic Explorer just before Halloween. But this mu...

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Interior Designers Present Creative Designs for Charity

The Bermuda Society of Interior Designers (BSID) is excited to present another beautiful show of 38 wreaths that are being auctioned to raise funds to benefit the Coalition for the Protection of Children and the BSID Scholarship Fund. The show, ...

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How about Lionfish for Lunch?

“When it comes to sustainable food options, lionfish is one of the few eco-friendly seafood options,” Goodbody-Gringley said. “We hope this project not only introduces the public to lionfish as a food source, but also creates a demand for ...

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Meet TrueBeam & the Team!

Driving onto the grounds of the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre (BCHC) in Paget, you may notice that the parking lot area looks recently renovated. What you may not know is the reason why. Directly underground, through unassuming layers of asph...

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A DNA Library for Bermuda’s Fish

In an innovative collaboration, BIOS molecular ecologist Leocadio Blanco-Bercial and reef ecologist Tim Noyes are exploring how DNA can be recovered from seawater to reveal which fish species are active on Bermuda’s reefs. As fish swim, water ...