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Service with a smile gets Peg ‘seal of approval’
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The best waitresses serve breakfast with a smile, no matter what, or who, they are serving.


Zoological Society receives a boost from the family of a man who worked there for 40 years
Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bermuda Zoological Society have been given a $2,000 boost thanks to the generosity of the family of the late Wakefield and Mildred Trott.


Trott Family Presents $2000 Donation To BZS
Friday, January 10, 2014

In order to honour their grandparents, the family of the late Wakefield and Mildred Trott recently embarked on their own fundraising campaign in order to make a donation of $2,000 to the Bermuda Zoological Society.


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.



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“Mystery Specimen” Identified As Fish Bone
Bernews
Friday, November 01, 2013

A “mystery specimen” was found at Clearwater Beach earlier this year has been determined to be the jaw of a very large Parrotfish.

The most recent Bermuda Zoological Society newsletter said, “A mystery specimen was found by snorkelers as they approached the beach at Clearwater earlier this year.

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Photo courtesy of BAMZ Image Collection

“At first glance their find was thought to be from the mouth of a fish that grinds its food – an eagle ray perhaps?

“However, Nigel Pollard, captain of the Endurance, pointed out that the rows of grinding structures in the mouth of an eagle ray are more like linear or chevron-shaped plates, and those of our mystery specimen are individual rounded structures.

“To answer the question of what our specimen is, we turned to a colleague at the Florida Museum of Natural History who told us that our, “Specimen is from a very large Parrotfish [Family - Scaridae].

“The element is the lower pharyngeal grinder [jaw], but, unfortunately, without comparing our specimen, physically, with his reference specimens, he wasn’t able to identify it to genus and species.