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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 awareness about these voracious predators when he came up against a vital question that captured his interest as a scientist: what, exactly, were the lionfish eating in Bermuda?   While the invasive lionfish that have proliferated on shallow reefs in the…


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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 unsuspecting small fish,…


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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 some places in…


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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 rivers…


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For Women In Oceanography, Progress is Made—And Challenges Remain

Oceanographer Kristen Buck has been spared the gender discrimination faced by her female predecessors, who until the 1960s were often restricted from science labs, kept from leadership positions, or prohibited from sailing on research vessels.    “I am familiar with…

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HSBC and CPC Team Up to Deliver Toys for Tots this Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a difficult time for families in need but this is even more apparent in a year when many Bermudian families are struggling in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic consequences that have…