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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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.
In an Instagram post, Weldon Wade said, “Here is video from a once in a lifetime encounter back in May of 2015 of tiger, dusky and blue sharks doing what they are designed to do: keeping the ocean ecosystem in balance and healthy, keeping disease from spreading and moving nutrients and influencing prey items so the ocean is healthy and in balance.
“This 30-35 foot dead sperm whale was found floating about 12 miles off Bermuda’s shore on the eastern side of Challenger Bank by a fisherman who alerted Marine Biologist Choy Aming and photographer Chris Burville. A few of us were fortunate to join and share the experience.
“We could smell the whale from a distance and once we got close could see the sunburned baking whale skin and the various species of shark feeding.
“We spent some time observing from the surface, about 20 minutes in the water with the sharks, about 30 minutes tethered to the whale and, as seen in this short clip, Choy spent some time on top of the whale capturing GoPro footage from a very unique perspective while wearing snorkel gear so that if he did roll of he would have a good chance of seeing everything and be able to move out of harms way.
Click on link below to watch the video:
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