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Turtle Missing Flipper Ready To Return To Wild
Friday, January 10, 2014

After over a year of recuperating at the Bermuda, Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] after sustaining a severe injury that saw him lose one of his flippers, a turtle is ready to be returned to the wild.


Bermuda’s Coral Reefs featured in new book
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bermuda’s coral reefs have been featured in a new book which helps to showcase them to a global audience, and the information contained in it will be a key reference for our school children, Minister of Environment and Planning Sylvan Richards said today.


Two fish recognised as unique to Island’s waters
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

A pair of Bermuda fish species have been recognised by the Smithsonian Institution as being unique to Bermuda’s waters.


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Monday, December 02, 2013

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Staff from Deloitte set aside laptops, phones and office duties recently on Deloitte’s annual Impact Day, a firm-wide day of volunteer service.



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Turtle Missing Flipper Ready To Return To Wild
Bernews
Friday, January 10, 2014

After over a year of recuperating at the Bermuda, Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] after sustaining a severe injury that saw him lose one of his flippers, a turtle is ready to be returned to the wild.

“This little guy was brought to BAMZ on Christmas Eve 2012 in very bad shape, having sustained a severe injury and losing one of his flippers,” said the BAMZ newsletter.

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Photo by Dr. Ian Walker

“Now, more than a year later, he has fully recovered and has grown more than four times the size! In spite of now only having three flippers, he is now ready and waiting to be returned to the wild in the near future.”

The photographs below show the growth that the turtle has experienced. In the inset picture, the turtle is seen in the hands of Animal Care and Quarantine Officer Roma Hayward in 2012, while the second picture, taken just last month, shows its increase in body size.