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Lecture series to celebrate turtle project
Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Bermuda Turtle Project is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a lecture series featuring international experts.


Pod of ten whales seen offshore
Saturday, April 07, 2018

Two film-makers spotted a massive pod of whales off the coast of Bermuda.


Bermuda Turtle Project Celebrating 50 Years
Thursday, April 05, 2018

The Bermuda Turtle Project [BTP] said they are “excited to be kicking-off our 50th celebrations in conjunction with the Bermuda Post Office release of a First Day Cover stamp issue featuring sea turtles of Bermuda and our 50 years of work.”


‘Whale Found Distressed With Entanglement’
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

On Monday [April 2], a local vessel reported a “migrating whale found distressed with entanglement in rope or wire” and it was concluded that Bermuda at this time, “lacked the necessary specialist equipment to assist the whale.”


Video: Family Films Hammerhead Shark
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

A family said they found themselves privy to a rare sight as they paddle boarded close to Flatts Inlet recently, as a shark made a surprisingly close approach that they were able to catch on video, which went viral after being posted on social media.



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Flying visit for rare bird
Royal Gazette
Monday, January 22, 2018


News Staff
Published Jan 22, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 22, 2018 at 12:03 am)

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Rare bird: a northern gannet flies over St George’s Harbour (Photograph by Andrew Dobson)

One of the largest plunge divers in the world made a rare and spectacular appearance off the North Shore.

A northern gannet, which boasts a wingspan of 6ft, was spotted fishing off the coastline and in St George’s Harbour.

According to the Bermuda Audubon Society, its dive from height into the ocean came as a treat for local birders and residents of St George’s.

Northern gannets are native to North America. However, they winter along the whole of the North American coast, including the Gulf of Mexico.

President of the Bermuda Audubon Society, Andrew Dobson, said, “It does not occur annually in Bermuda and most records have been of immature birds.

“Gannets take four to five years to attain their all-white plumage with black wing tips, so this is an experienced bird driven out into the ocean by recent storms.”

Mr Dobson said a second adult bird was found this month off the coast in Somerset. It was taken to the rehabilitation facility at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo but did not survive.

Mr Dobson will deliver his annual illustrated bird lecture at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on Tuesday, January 30, at 7.30pm.

It is titled “2018: Year of the Bird”.