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New BIOS gliders launched offshore Bermuda on first mission

BIOS’ newest gliders made their research debut in late September when they slipped into waters near St. David’s Head and headed to a predetermined destination 50 miles offshore Bermuda. For the next nine months, the duo known as Jack and Minnie will use their payload of scientific sensors to record daily changes in water chemistry and currents, as the summer cap of warm surface waters is mixed and replaced with cooler, nutrient-rich waters from below, and tiny microbes and phytoplankton…


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By The Numbers

Two years ago, Mount St. Agnes teacher Tony Makowski set out to track just how many disposable plastic water bottles the students at MSA were using. As part of their waste-free initiative, the school installed four refill stations in the…


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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…


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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 forest, and a beach…


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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 awareness…

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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,…