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Captain’s encounters with whales
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

You’d think the most unpredictable thing about filming whales would be the whales. Bermudian Dylan Ward said actually, it’s the weather.


Aquarium releases Galapagos Shark
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It is always hard to say good-bye, even if you’re saying farewell to a 5 foot Galapagos Shark named Desmond!


Photos: Whales Breach During Ocean Vet Outing
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

One of Bernews photographers had the opportunity to tag along with the Ocean Vet team of Dr. Neil Burnie and Choy Aming, getting the chance to see a variety of ocean life in action as the cameras rolled for the production of the 12-part television series.


Whale tale: Burnie featured in new TV series
Monday, April 14, 2014

Stunned awe was the feeling when film producer Dan Radford finally came face to face with a humpback whale


Ocean Vet team to share adventures
Friday, April 11, 2014

The Ocean Vet crew will be sharing the underwater adventures filming their upcoming international series, at a public lecture on Monday.



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BZS just misses out on award recognising use of drone technology
RG - Stefano Ausenda
Monday, November 07, 2022

An island charity was shortlisted for an international award for its use of drone programming.

The Bermuda Zoological Society was nominated for a Drone Deploy Award for its use of Drone Deploy, an internet-based drone mapping programme.

It used the technology to map out areas where it has helped to plant micro forests as well as mapping Trunk Island, the society’s ‘living classroom’.

A statement on its LinkedIn page said: “Drone Deploy has given the BZS team the ability to virtually document every stage of various projects by capturing Trunk Island and the forest plots from multiple angles, giving them the ability to create 3D models of the entire landscape.”

BZS intern Nicholas Coelho applied for the award under the category of Steward of Sustainability. Despite making the final three in that category, BZS was beaten by Aerial Analytics.

Mr Coelho said that the society used other drones and programmes in conjunction with Drone Deploy to create successive orthomosaic maps, which consist of several aerial photos taken by drones. To ensure a purely top-down perspective, these photos are often geometrically altered.

Mr Coelho added: “We can then take these maps and 3D models [produced by the drones] to the classroom to educate our students on the importance of conserving our natural resources and help foster environmental stewardship at a very young age.

“We can help bridge the gap between technology and environmental stewardship by showing these children the usefulness of drones in our everyday lives.”