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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.

Back to school strategising
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I love the smell of newly sharpened pencils. Never mind the thrill of buying a new pencil case! I have a bit of a ‘thing’ for stationery but particularly when it’s mixed with the buzz of anticipation that comes with the start of a new year at school.

More Reef Watch teams needed
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Bermuda Zoological Society is looking for at least six more volunteer teams to participate in Reef Watch on August 31.

Want to help with reef research? You can still sign up
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

There is still time for volunteers to sign up to this Saturday’s Reef Watch event which will use teams of volunteer citizen scientists to monitor the health of Bermuda’s economically important reef systems.

Countdown To BZS’s “Reef Watch” Event
Monday, August 26, 2013

Excitement is mounting as teams have been registering for the upcoming Reef Watch which will be held on Saturday, August 31.


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All the latest updates and news from the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo, one of Bermuda's leading visitor attractions!

Dolphin leaves Somerset waters, heads to sea
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

After swimming around super close to shore in Somerset, the dolphin that caused a stir on Monday [Aug 12] has returned to the deeper waters and has not been spotted close to shore since.

Dr Ian Walker of the Bermuda, Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] said they received notice about the dolphin, with reports coming in indicating that it looked like it was in trouble.


Dolphin Quest had responded, and Dr Walker and the team from BAMZ made their way to the west end by land and sea. Dr Walker said Dolphin Quest advised people not to swim with the dolphin for both the safety of people and the dolphin itself.

Dr Walker said the dolphin was coming in really close to the beach — at times only a few feet off — and was acting in an unusual manner, and the concern was that the dolphin would get stranded, as in stuck on the beach.

The BAMZ team set up field hospital, with a local water trucker bringing in 4 loads of water to fill up an inflatable pool that would be used to hold the dolphin if need be.

However at about 4.30pm, the dolphin started swimming out to shore. The Marine Police followed at a distance and lost sight of him in the Kings Point area. Dr Walker said as of 8am this morning, no one has seen the dolphin close to shore, but they have left the pool up as a precautionary measure.

Dr Walker also said they were aware of the unusual mortality event on the East Coast of the United States, and said there was concern it was possibly associated.

More than 120 dead dolphins have been discovered since June from New Jersey to Virginia, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service said.

This is seven times higher than usual, and U.S. Federal scientists have declared it an “unusual mortality event” and are investigating the cause, Reuters reports.