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Whale dies despite rescue bid
Thursday, May 31, 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 UPDATE: Volunteers fought desperately to save a stricken baby whale that beached itself in St George’s yesterday.


Lemurs check-in and check out their new home
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Three ring-tailed lemurs have been introduced to the Madagascar Exhibit at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.


New lemurs arrive at BAMZ
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 29: Three new Bermuda residents—a trio of ring-tailed lemurs—are getting used to their home inside the Madagascar Exhibit at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.


St John’s Students “Discover Bermuda”
Friday, May 25, 2012

A group of students from Bermuda College and New York’s St. John’s University has spent most of the past fortnight exploring the Island as part of a course to “Discover Bermuda.”


Company is thanked for helping to house Orana the fossa
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Orana the fossa, a popular creature at the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo (BAMZ), had her enclosure dedicated to a reinsurance company who helped fund her home.



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BAMZ curator hopes dolphin is outside the reefline
Royal Gazette
Friday, August 16, 2013

By Mark Prior
Published Aug 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

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Back at sea: The lone dolphin spotted at Somerset Long Bay at the beginning of the
week swam eastward and has not been reported since.

Authorities are still on the lookout for the lone dolphin that was feared stranded in Somerset Long Bay.

Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo principal curator Ian Walker confirmed that no reports have been made regarding the dolphin, since it disappeared eastward from the bay Monday afternoon.

He hopes the dolphin made it past the Bermuda reef line by now.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned up, we are prepared to respond as needed,” he said. “But at this point we haven’t had any further feed back from any agencies or the public that the animal has been sighted or stranded.”

People were warned to stay away from the animal when it was seen swimming within three feet of the shore.

Representatives from Dolphin Quest, the Fisheries Department and the Bermuda Police Service, were prepared to assess the dolphin if stranded, in a pool that was constructed and left on-site.

“The way he was acting was unusual,” Dr Walker said. “There may be some other issue the dolphin has that may cause him to be stranded at a later date.”

Dr Walker said the situation “was not black and white, but grey” because of the difficulty of making a decision to care for the dolphin or not.

Dr Walker mentioned monitoring the dolphin was a team effort and was thankful to all the components involved.