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Bermuda Zoological Society's "Reef Watch"
Monday, August 19, 2013

The Bermuda Zoological Society is hosting a “Reef Watch” on Saturday, August 31, which is designed to raise funds for reef conservation. Boats will depart at 12 noon, and the field report and dinner will take place at Barr’s Park from 4pm to 7pm.


Volunteers wanted for Island's first Reef Watch
Monday, August 19, 2013

The Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) is calling all citizen scientists to help them carry out a health check on one of Bermuda’s most valuable resources ­­— its coral reef system.


BAMZ curator hopes dolphin is outside the reefline
Friday, August 16, 2013

Authorities are still on the lookout for the lone dolphin that was feared stranded in Somerset Long Bay.


UK Zoo continues work with Bermuda skinks
Thursday, August 15, 2013

After finding themselves a new home in the Chester Zoo in the United Kingdom earlier this summer, the troubled Bermuda skink is getting a new chance at success as a species as zoo officials begin putting together a guide aimed at helping those with a hand in conservation services on the island to more easily breed and protect the highly endangered lizard.


Tour de Turtles Race begins
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Two juvenile green sea turtles are being tracked by scientists as part of the Tour de Turtles Race on the Rock.



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BAMZ curator hopes dolphin is outside the reefline
Royal Gazette
Friday, August 16, 2013

By Mark Prior
Published Aug 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

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Back at sea: The lone dolphin spotted at Somerset Long Bay at the beginning of the
week swam eastward and has not been reported since.

Authorities are still on the lookout for the lone dolphin that was feared stranded in Somerset Long Bay.

Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo principal curator Ian Walker confirmed that no reports have been made regarding the dolphin, since it disappeared eastward from the bay Monday afternoon.

He hopes the dolphin made it past the Bermuda reef line by now.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned up, we are prepared to respond as needed,” he said. “But at this point we haven’t had any further feed back from any agencies or the public that the animal has been sighted or stranded.”

People were warned to stay away from the animal when it was seen swimming within three feet of the shore.

Representatives from Dolphin Quest, the Fisheries Department and the Bermuda Police Service, were prepared to assess the dolphin if stranded, in a pool that was constructed and left on-site.

“The way he was acting was unusual,” Dr Walker said. “There may be some other issue the dolphin has that may cause him to be stranded at a later date.”

Dr Walker said the situation “was not black and white, but grey” because of the difficulty of making a decision to care for the dolphin or not.

Dr Walker mentioned monitoring the dolphin was a team effort and was thankful to all the components involved.