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Seal 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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BZS president presents alternative to Blue Halo
Bermuda Sun
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sarah Lagan, Sub editor/Writer
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:16 AM

Yet another option was presented as an alternative to the no take marine reserve being explored by the Government of Bermuda and the Pew Charitable Trust.

At a panel discussion about Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone at City Hall on Monday night, President of the Zoological Society Richard Winchell outlined a multi-use system he described as the Self Administered Marine Protected Area (SAMPA).

His proposal suggested a balance between conservation and commercial freedom, a system that a full, no take marine reserve could restrict to some extent.

“With SAMPA we take full responsibility for the sustainable management of our EEZ. We would manage it as we have managed our reef platform... Mixed use — tourism, research, education, fishing and exploration.

“It allows for fishing and it will allow us to go out and explore.”

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*Photo by Chris Burville

Other panellists were Tammy Trott, senior resources officer for the Marine Resources Section of the Department of Environmental Protection, who discussed a similar multi-use sustem; Chris Flook, marine consultant for the Pew Charitable Trust, who advocates for a full, no take marine reserve; and Nick Hutchins, organizer of the Ocean Projects, who is interested in deep seabed mining.

At the end of the two and a half hour discussion, the audience was asked if they felt informed enough to make a decision on the marine reserve to which the response was a resounding “no”. ??Over 1,100 people saw the debate either at City Hall or online. There have been private meetings with selected groups and some advertising while the public consultation document has been available online for some time. But this was the first open public debate. The public consultation deadline is tomorrow. ??Charles Brown of the Sustainable Development Department, employed by government to facilitate the consultation, told the Bermuda Sun: “Government could decide that based on the data, they wish to consider more information and extend the process. Or Government could decide to make a decision based on the data before them.”