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‘Whale Found Distressed With Entanglement’
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

On Monday [April 2], a local vessel reported a “migrating whale found distressed with entanglement in rope or wire” and it was concluded that Bermuda at this time, “lacked the necessary specialist equipment to assist the whale.”


Video: Family Films Hammerhead Shark
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

A family said they found themselves privy to a rare sight as they paddle boarded close to Flatts Inlet recently, as a shark made a surprisingly close approach that they were able to catch on video, which went viral after being posted on social media.


A Team Tackles a Troublesome Fish
Thursday, March 15, 2018

It is often said that good things come in groups of three, and that might be the case for a trio of research projects aimed at reducing a recent, but growing, threat to Bermuda’s marine biodiversity: the invasive lionfish.


Photos: BZS Participants Get Their ‘Zoom’ On
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This past Sunday, 11th March, over 450 fundraisers biked, ran, walked, paddle boarded and rowed in the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] annual Zoom Around the Sound race.


Press Release: Lionfish project
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

It is often said that good things come in groups of three, and that might be the case for a trio of research projects aimed at reducing a threat to Bermuda’s marine biodiversity: the invasive lionfish.



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‘Whale Found Distressed With Entanglement’
Bernews
Wednesday, April 04, 2018


On Monday [April 2], a local vessel reported a “migrating whale found distressed with entanglement in rope or wire” and it was concluded that Bermuda at this time, “lacked the necessary specialist equipment to assist the whale.”

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “A local vessel on Challenger Bank, reported a migrating whale found distressed with entanglement in rope or wire around the creature’s fluke.

“Having advised Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre who relayed the plight of the whale to BAMZ staff Dr Ian Walker, it was concluded that Bermuda at this time, lacked the necessary specialist equipment to assist the whale and was unable to offer further assistance to the animal, it has been discussed with the Aquarium that following this incident attempts will be made to obtain the equipment required should this situation arise again.