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Reef Watch set to become an annual event
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Over 100 people participated in the first ever Reef Watch hosted by the Bermuda Zoological Society that raised more than $21,000 for reef conservation awareness


Recently Held “Reef Watch” Hailed A Success
Friday, September 06, 2013

On Saturday [Aug 31], 21 boats made their way to over 40 reef sites around the island to take survey of the state of the coral, color and quantity of specific types of fish.


Reef Watch was fun and useful… …and volunteers are wanted all year round
Friday, September 06, 2013

Who knew that armed with just mask, snorkel, clipboard and a hula-hoop you can become a citizen scientist?


Reef Watch raise more than $15k
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The inaugural Reef Watch citizen science research and awareness drive on Saturday has so far so far raised some $15k.


Turtle Hill Golf Club & BAMZ Turtle Project
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Fairmont Southampton’s Championship Par 3 golf course, The Turtle Hill Golf Club, is living up to its name. The golf club was rebranded to the current name in October 2012 to portray an authentically local name, and to bring awareness to the sea turtle preservation efforts in Bermuda.



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Tour de Turtles Race begins
Royal Gazette
Thursday, August 15, 2013

By Mark Prior
Published Aug 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm (Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm)

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Heading off: Turtle Venti Anni, sponsored by RenaissanceRe, heads for the
ocean at Clearwater Beach this week at the start of the Tour de Turtles.

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

The pair were fitted with a satellite-tracking device on the back of their shells and released this week from the Clearwater Beach area in St David’s.

The devices will allow scientists to track their movements over the next three months and learn more about sea turtles’ feeding habits and migratory patterns.

The research will then be used to help determine the best ways to protect the reptiles.

Tour de Turtles was started in 2008 by Sea Turtle Conservancy, a Florida-based organisation that provides online tracking of sea turtles.

“We’re excited about Tour de Turtles because it engages both the community and scientists with sea turtle research,” said BAMZ principal curator Ian Walker. “It allows people to get involved in the process and gives them a greater understanding and appreciation of this endangered species.”

Tour de Turtles Bermuda is a collaboration between the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the Bermuda Zoological Society, the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Department of Conservation Services and RenaissanceRe.

The turtles’ progress can be viewed at www.tourdeturtles.org/Bermuda.

For more information telephone 293-2727 or e-mail edofficer.bzs@gov.bm.