Recent News

Hammerhead Shark ‘Visits’ White Horse Pub
Monday, April 23, 2018

A video of a hammerhead shark outside of the White Horse Pub & Restaurant has gone viral.


Schoolboy’s drive to protect the environment
Thursday, April 19, 2018

What started as a school assignment to clean up a beach has turned into a passion for a schoolboy.


Reflections on a Half Century of Sea Turtle Conservation
Sunday, April 15, 2018

David Godfrey is Executive Director of the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC). The world's oldest and most accomplished sea turtle research and conservation group and partner of the Bermuda Turtle Project.


Lecture series to celebrate turtle project
Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Bermuda Turtle Project is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a lecture series featuring international experts.


Pod of ten whales seen offshore
Saturday, April 07, 2018

Two film-makers spotted a massive pod of whales off the coast of Bermuda.



Community

About Us
Board of Directors
Contact Us
Become a Volunteer
Newsletter
Latest News
Gift & Bookstore

Contact

General Inquiries

(441) 293-2727

info@bzs.bm


Latest News

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

Cahow breeding season set to break records
Royal Gazette
Monday, January 15, 2018

Owain Johnston-Barnes
Published Jan 15, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 15, 2018 at 12:20 am)

RG_180115_1a.jpeg

This year’s cahow breeding season could be a record breaker, experts predicted yesterday.

Two thirds of the 125 known breeding pairs were nursing eggs by Friday.

And viewers of the CahowCam — a livestream of a nest on breeding site Nonsuch Island — were able to watch one of the endangered birds lay its single egg early yesterday morning.

Jean-Pierre Rouja, team leader of conservation group Nonsuch Expeditions, said the egg was laid at about 4.30am and marked the start of the sixth CahowCam season.

Mr Rouja added that the Bermuda team had signed off at 3am, but their partners from US-based Cornell Lab of Ornithology, who are in Hawaii to install a similar camera to track albatrosses, tweeted the event and alerted Bermuda.

Mr Rouja said that last year, with the support of Cornell, the CahowCam reached 600,000 international viewers who watched a total of 8.5 million minutes of footage.

He added: “As we expand the project, including new ways for our viewers and students to engage, we expect to greatly exceed those numbers this season.”

The same pair of cahows has used the filmed nest since 2009.

Jeremy Maderios, government chief conservation officer, said the pair’s egg last year took 51 days to hatch. Male and female birds take turns to care for the egg.

Mr Madeiros said: “After a record-breaking nesting season last year with 61 chicks fledging out to sea, we seem to be on track for breaking even more records this year.”

The majority of incubating adult cahows he had examined were heavier than normal, with some male birds approaching 500 grams.

Mr Madeiros said that suggested the birds had found good feeding conditions north of the Gulf Stream over the last month.

To watch the livestream, visit Nonsuchisland.com.

Anyone interested in updates on the cahows can also sign up for the Nonsuch Expedition Newsletter and select the CahowCam alert option.