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Bermuda Reef app launches
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dr Ian Walker, curator of the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo, shows off the new Bermuda Reef Life App at iClick.


Buy a BAMZ membership for a Christmas gift!
Thursday, December 06, 2012

If you are stuck as to what to get someone for Christmas then a membership for the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo could be the perfect gift.


Tour de Turtles Bermuda wins a 2012 TECHAWARD
Friday, November 30, 2012

Tour  de Turtles Bermuda wins Best Interactive Experience in the 2012 TECHAWARDS!


Dedicated marine app for Bermuda's reefs
Friday, November 30, 2012

FRIDAY, NOV. 30: A new Apple app showcasing Bermuda’s spectacular reefs and marine life has been launched.


Coastal walkway is dedicated to Argus
Thursday, November 22, 2012

A scenic stretch of waterfront at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo has been dedicated to the Argus Group, honouring the insurer’s continued support.



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Darth Vader takes a shine to Kate
Bermuda Sun
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

0/24/2012 7:20:00 AM
Raymond Hainey Senior Reporter

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24: A volunteer at the Bermuda Aquarium was adopted by a 70 pound grouper dubbed Darth Vader.

The massive fish took a shine to Kate Cooper, who spent the summer working at the Flatts attraction, and followed her around like a puppy as she cleaned the inside of the glass in the fish tanks.

Ms Cooper, who is studying zoology and conservation at Bangor University in Wales, worked at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) after winning the Ernest E. Stempel internship.

She also took part in the Bermuda Turtle Project, helping to tag turtles to track their movements around the ocean.

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Fish tale: Darth Vader, a grouper at the Bermuda
Aquarium and Zoo, likes to hang around Kate Cooper
when she is cleaning the tank. 
*Photo supplied

Ms Cooper, 18, from Pembroke, signed up as a junior volunteer at the aquarium five years ago, later being offered a part-time job as a junior aquarist, which she held for three years before going to university.

The former Bermuda High School for Girls pupil has also taken part in the Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) and Audubon Society residential natural history course on Nonsuch Island and after being given the Mervyn White Memorial Award for academic excellence, helped the run course last year.

She was also awarded a Steinhoff scholarship last year.

She said: “BAMZ and BZS have given me so many opportunities over the past five years. I’ve had hands-on experience in the field and many opportunities to talk to leading scientists.

“Without the support and help from BAMZ and BZS, I may not have the same interest that I do now. I am very grateful for the scholarship and the experiences provided to me and I feel it will help me return to Bermuda and hopefully help inspire the next generation.”

The huge fish is named after the sinister black-clad villain of the Star Wars series of films.