Recent NewsLongtime BAMZ volunteer awarded scholarship
Monday, September 16, 2013
This year’s winner of the Steinhoff/Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) $7,000 scholarship is no stranger to the Aquarium.
Hannah Gibbons Wins Deloitte Scholarship
Friday, September 13, 2013
Deloitte announced Hannah Gibbons as the 2013 Deloitte Scholarship recipient, valued at $15,000 per year for up to two years.
BAMZ Releases Ten Rehabilitated Longtails
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Since July, the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] has had 15 longtails brought in for rehabilitation, thanks to calls from the public, including three adults and 12 chicks. To date, 10 have already been released, and one will be released soon
Reef Watch set to become an annual event
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Over 100 people participated in the first ever Reef Watch hosted by the Bermuda Zoological Society that raised more than $21,000 for reef conservation awareness
Recently Held “Reef Watch” Hailed A Success
Friday, September 06, 2013
On Saturday [Aug 31], 21 boats made their way to over 40 reef sites around the island to take survey of the state of the coral, color and quantity of specific types of fish.
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By Mark Prior
Published Aug 16, 2013 at 8:00 am
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.