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Local Upbringing, Global Experience

On any given day, you’re likely to see Kyla Smith down at the BIOS waterfront corralling students onto a boat for a trip to Nonsuch Island; preparing materials for a lecture and subsequent lab on marine plankton; or leading a tour of the BIOS labs and research facilities.  Smith, 30, is using her experiences and expertise—which includes certification as a SCUBA instructor—in a role she never imagined: marine science educator. As an Ocean Academy program assistant, she is an integral part of the education team at BIOS who is resp...

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The Magic of the Marianas and Micronesia

Many people are familiar with—or have at least heard of—the Mariana Trench. Located in the western Pacific Ocean, this crescent-shaped feature on Earth’s crust is the deepest part of the world’s ocean, reaching a maximum depth of 10,994 ...

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Berths for the Big Boys

With its vast stretch of waterfront land, offering views across the Great Sound to Dockyard on one side and Little Sound on the other, the Caroline Bay Marina at Morgan’s Point offers a spectacular location for enjoying the America’s Cup eve...

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COMMENT: Same Sex Marriage – Kevin Dallas Comes Out Swinging

Kevin Dallas is cuter than a corgi butt. Let’s get that out of the way. It’s been around six months since he arrived at the helm of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, tasked with guiding us into the unchartered waters of the America’s Cup, and...

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A New Start for Waterstart

For the last 12 years, hundreds of students have descended upon BIOS during the summer months for a unique program that combines experiential education with SCUBA training: the Waterstart program. Founded in 2001 by marine science educator JP Sk...

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Out to Catch a Spring “Bloom”

Each spring, when daffodils and other flowers emerge in gardens, tiny ocean plants called phytoplankton also undergo a surge of production and rapid growth near the surface of the Sargasso Sea. Although each marine phytoplankton is small—tinie...