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BZS Reef Watch 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013

BZS REEF WATCH a citizen-science initiative, building on 10 years of success with the BREAM Programme.


Chelsea the Octopus predicts winner
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Chelsea the Octopus correctly predicted Adam Scott as the winner of the PGA Grand Slam yesterday morning.


Octopus predicts Scott will win 2013 Grand Slam
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Adam Scott is to be the big winner of this year’s PGA Grand Slam - or so says Chelsea the octopus.


Ocean Vet pilot film released
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

​Dr Neil Burnie has released a pilot film for Ocean Vet, a series that has the potential to be developed into an Animal Planet series.


Bermuda’s Coral Reefs featured in new book
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bermuda’s coral reefs have been featured in a new book which helps to showcase them to a global audience, and the information contained in it will be a key reference for our school children, Minister of Environment and Planning Sylvan Richards said today.

 

 



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All the latest updates and news from the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo, one of Bermuda's leading visitor attractions!

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.