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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This morning marked the official start of the race with one turtle being released at Clearwater Beach in St David’s.
Turtles to be released and tracked
Friday, August 10, 2012
At least five green sea turtles with attached satellite transmitters are being released from Clearwater Beach next week.
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Thursday, August 09, 2012
“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.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Some 70 students and volunteers from eleven companies participated in The Centre on Philanthropy’s Community Day.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
FRIDAY, JUNE 13: The Bermuda Alliance for Sargasso Sea formed last June with the intention of supporting a government led plan to protect the Sargasso Sea and the multitude of species that live within it. The Bermuda Sun sat down with four of the BASS member charities to discuss their mission so far.
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Making a point: Nash Storey shows off some
of the plastic he collected during a cleanup
at Grape Bay Beach
What started as a school assignment to clean up a beach has turned into a passion for a schoolboy.
Now Nash Storey, 11, is the unofficial caretaker at Grape Bay Beach in Paget.
The 11-year-old, a pupil at Somersfield Academy, carried out clean-ups at the beach with Keep Bermuda Beautiful over his 12-week long-term service and action assignment that began last November.
Nash said the idea for the project came from a personal drive to protect the environment. He explained: “I want to keep the beaches clean because I love them.”
The Paget schoolboy, who lives near the beach, said that he enjoyed swimming, snorkelling, boogie boarding and spending time with his family on the sand.
But he added: “It’s just not very nice to go down to the beach and see trash.”
Nash said some of the items he discovered during the cleanups included shoes, as well as a variety of plastic items, including six octopus pots.
He and KBB — along with the help of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science and the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo — have launched a bid to track down where the pots came from.
The plastic containers are used to trap the sea creatures and can travel thousands of miles from their original locations.
Nash said that while his school project may have come to a close, he had no plans to stop his cleanup efforts. He added: “I feel that it’s a big deal.”
Nash said that the message he was trying to get across to Bermudians was to cut down on their use of plastics.
He added that in addition to promoting the three R’s — reducing, reusing, and recycling plastic — he would like to see Bermuda take a cue from UK supermarket chain Iceland which has banned plastic bags.