Recent NewsBZS Dedicate Section Of Land To Argus Group
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] today announces that it has dedicated a waterfront section of land at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] to the Argus Group in recognition of the insurance company’s ongoing support.
Bermuda turtle ‘Tucker’ reaches the Bahamas
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The turtle was one of five caught in the ocean around Bermuda and fitted with GPS tracking tags before becoming involved in the Tour de Turtles research project which started in August. The Tour de Turtles ‘race’ ended on Monday.
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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Kermit the Frog famously said: ‘It ain’t easy being green.’ Green sea turtles at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo would probably agree.
‘Tucker’ the green turtle heads to Florida
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Swimming around Bermuda wasn’t enough for one of the five tagged turtles in the ‘Tour De Turtles’ research programme — instead it has embarked on an epic swim to Florida.
Darth Vader takes a shine to Kate
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24: A volunteer at the Bermuda Aquarium was adopted by a 70 pound grouper dubbed Darth Vader.
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“Tour de Turtles Bermuda: Race On The Rock” will kick off next week and will see green turtles fitted with GPS satellite transmitters to enable researchers to track their every movement as they “race” across the seas.
The public is invited to Clearwater Beach to see the turtle’s release under the Start Gate. This free event will be held on Tuesday, August 14th at 8am. Through the three-month Tour de Turtles, the participating turtles will compete to see which one travels the greatest distance.
In 2008, the nonprofit Sea Turtle Conservancy [STC] launched Tour de Turtles, a free, online education program based on the satellite-tracked migrations of sea turtles from around the world.
This year, STC partnered with the Bermuda Zoological Society, the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, and the Department of Conservation Services to bring Tour de Turtles to Bermuda with a new focus on juvenile and sub-adult green turtles.
Tour de Turtles Bermuda will help raise awareness both in Bermuda and around the world about the country’s iconic green turtles, while also uncovering important information about their daily movements and long-range migrations.
At least five juvenile and sub-adult green turtles will be fitted with GPS satellite transmitters that enable researchers to track their every movement as they travel through Bermuda’s nearshore waters or depart to unknown destinations abroad.
Through the Tour de Turtles Bermuda, the participating turtles will compete with each other to see which one travels the greatest distance over the course of three months. People can log on to the event website to follow along during the race, cheer on their favorite “competitor,” and learn about the “causes” each turtle is representing.
Each cause will pertain to an issue affecting sea turtle survival, and through the “Causes Challenge” race followers can further support their favorite turtle or cause through donations that support sea turtle conservation.
The proceeds of the Causes Challenge will benefit the Bermuda Turtle Project and ensure that sea turtle research and education in Bermuda continues uninterrupted, protecting this endangered animal for generations to come.
Sea turtles are among the oldest creatures on earth and have remained essentially unchanged for 110 million years. With as few as one out of 1,000 hatchlings surviving to adulthood, scientists are still trying to learn more about these mysterious creatures of the sea.
Using satellite technology, scientists can discover more about sea turtle habits at sea and identify foraging and migratory patterns that may hold the key to their survival. This knowledge helps researchers, conservationists and governing agencies make more informed decisions about sea turtle conservation methods and policies.
Visit www.tourdeturtles.org/Bermuda for more information.