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Video: Sharks Feed On 30 Foot Dead Whale
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Calling it a “once in a lifetime encounter,” Weldon Wade posted video footage showing sharks feeding on dead 30-35 foot sperm whale floating off Bermuda, with the video also showing Marine Biologist Choy Aming on top of the whale capturing GoPro footage from a very unique perspective.


Bridget the turtle prepares for return to sea
Friday, February 09, 2018

When Aerial Williams went fishing, a turtle was the last thing she expected to find at the end of her line.


Video & Photos: Turtle Successfully Rehabilitated
Thursday, February 08, 2018

A sea turtle that was accidentally caught by a young girl has been successfully rehabilitated following surgery to remove a fishing hook, with a group gathering today [Feb 8] at the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo [BAMZ] to make the announcement, while also educating the public on how injured sea turtles should be handled.


BZS Set To Host “A Home For A Bluebird”
Sunday, February 04, 2018

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is getting set to host an event titled “A Home For A Bluebird” on Sunday, March 4, with the first presentation to take place from 10.00am to 11.30am and the second presentation to take place from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.


LOM gives away $25,000 to mark 25 years
Monday, January 29, 2018

LOM Financial gave away $25,000 to charity at an event to mark its 25th anniversary.



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Video: Bermuda Skink Visits Cahow Burrow
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Thursday, January 11, 2018


The camera set up to film Cahows on Nonsuch Island recently caught an unusual visitor, with a critically endangered Bermuda skink stopping by the burrow, wandering around and taking a rather close look at the camera.

“A Bermuda Skink was recently filmed visiting the CahowCam burrow as we wait for the female to return to lay her egg. Historically, they also have a long-standing, important relationship with the Cahows as they help keep the nests clean,” the Nonsuch Island website noted.

“The total island-wide [hence global] population was estimated to be 2300-3500 individuals,” the website notes. “Surveys conducted on Nonsuch over the past 50 years suggest the population is declining and those skinks that remain are only found in a few locations on the island.”

“The creation of the two cahow nesting sites is expected to benefit the skinks; as the cahow colony grows on Nonsuch, so too should the skink colony.”

Last year, seven skinks hatched at Chester Zoo, the first time conservationists have bred the critically endangered species outside their homeland of Bermuda.

A few years ago the Bermuda Government noted that the island’s skink population was “pushed to the edge of extinction,” becoming “one of the rarest lizards in the world,” so arranged for 12 skinks to ‘emigrate’ to the UK in order to start a captive breeding program at the Chester Zoo.