Recent NewsSeal Named “Northlands”, Set To Leave Island
Monday, March 20, 2023
The seal who was found on Clearwater Beach last month has officially been named Northlands — with Ruby Dill naming the seal after her granddaughter’s school — and Northlands will soon be traveling to the USA with the aim he continue his rehabilitation before being released back into the wild.
Plans Being Made To Send Seal To The USA
Saturday, March 18, 2023
The seal that was found in Bermuda last month — which is only a few weeks old — is “eating six pounds of fish a day, gaining weight, and generally doing well,” and plans are being made to send him to the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, with the same facility that accepted the seal that was found here in 2019, set to assist again.
BZS Trunk Island Cottage Receives Upgrade!
Friday, March 17, 2023
Thanks to the unwavering support of our donors, the Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) has recently completed renovations to the cottage on Trunk Island – the BZS Living Classroom, the jewel in the crown of BZS education. The renovations have expanded the footprint of the current island classroom to encompass an expansion of the sheltered porches for outdoor learning while also providing storage areas for teaching tools.
Over 500 People Attend Lionfish Chowder Event
Friday, February 24, 2023
Chiko&T’s Restaurant won both the People’s Choice and Judge’s Awards at the BZS Lionfish Chowder competition, while The Cloud at the Waterfront, Wahoo’s Bistro, the Loren and the Spot Restaurant claimed second and third place honours.
HSBC Announced as Lead Sponsor of BZS Micro Forest Project
Monday, February 20, 2023
With the impacts of climate change being felt more and more each year, the need for reforestation projects has arguably never been more important and urgent. The Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) today announced that HSBC has thrown its weight behind increasing Bermuda’s biodiversity, as Lead Sponsor of the BZS Micro Forest Project – Bermuda's Official Micro Forest Initiative.
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A “mystery specimen” was found at Clearwater Beach earlier this year has been determined to be the jaw of a very large Parrotfish.
The most recent Bermuda Zoological Society newsletter said, “A mystery specimen was found by snorkelers as they approached the beach at Clearwater earlier this year.
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“At first glance their find was thought to be from the mouth of a fish that grinds its food – an eagle ray perhaps?
“However, Nigel Pollard, captain of the Endurance, pointed out that the rows of grinding structures in the mouth of an eagle ray are more like linear or chevron-shaped plates, and those of our mystery specimen are individual rounded structures.
“To answer the question of what our specimen is, we turned to a colleague at the Florida Museum of Natural History who told us that our, “Specimen is from a very large Parrotfish [Family - Scaridae].
“The element is the lower pharyngeal grinder [jaw], but, unfortunately, without comparing our specimen, physically, with his reference specimens, he wasn’t able to identify it to genus and species.