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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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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.