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Minister Bean: Sargasso Sea Alliance Progress
Thursday, April 26, 2012

MARC A. BEAN, JP, MP ON: SARGASSO SEA PROJECT UPDATE; SCIENCE CASE


Rubis donates fuel for educational boat
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rubis Energy Bermuda has donated another year of fuel for education to facilitate marine conservation excursions for local schoolchildren to support conservation education programmes.


RUBiS donates a year's worth of fuel to BZS
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 17: RUBIS has gifted a year’s worth of diesel boat fuel to the Bermuda Zoological Society, it was announced today.


Aquarium shark released back into the wild
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A shark called Osbourne has been released back to the sea by the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo.


Aquarium shark gets his freedom
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Osbourne the shark went from the North Rock Exhibit to North Rock itself as he was released into the wild.



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Say no to Plastics
Bermuda Zoological Society
Friday, June 01, 2018


Excerpt WILD News June 2018
 

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Today, June 8th, is World Oceans Day, and the theme for this year is the prevention of plastic pollution to encourage healthy oceans. On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all.

According to the World Oceans Day Organization, "plastic pollution poses a threat to human health, kills and harms marine life, damages and alters habitats, and can have substantial negative impacts on local economies. Research from the Ocean Project shows that pollution, especially plastics pollution, is already widely accepted as a big problem that we need to and can address."

"The primary direct threat to marine life is entanglement or ingestion. Sea turtles, birds, and fish alike accidentally mistake plastic for food and choke or get sick by ingesting it. It's distressing to think about how much plastic is almost unavoidable - sometimes, it can seem useless to take action. But if many of us act together, we can reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean, and show the world that we demand less disposable plastic in our everyday lives!"

At the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) we continuously encounter situations involving plastics and our marine life. These situations include turtles that become entangled in fishing lines, which can lead to loss of flippers or even the death of the animal. Ingestion of plastics also cause major problems in preventing animals from digesting food because of blockages in their intestinal tract.

Ocean plastic debris is not only a serious concern for marine life, but it can also be dangerous to human health! Scientists are finding that chemicals in plastic consumed by fish eventually travel up the food chain - and get into our bodies. So, by littering, we are not only poisoning the environment, we are also poisoning ourselves.

The Bermuda Zoological Society is asking its members and the entire community to play a part in plastic prevention by saying "No" to plastic. Substitute plastics for bio-degradable materials, and when you visit the beach this summer collect 3 pieces of plastic and dispose of it in the proper receptacle.

As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bermuda Turtle Project, on June 27th, Dr. Ian Walker, Principle Curator at BAMZ will be giving a lecture at the BAMZ on wildlife rehabilitation and the impact plastic pollution has on our environment, particularly sea turtles. Come out and learn what we do to save our marine creatures!