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Siblings share a passion for animals
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A passion for animals led siblings Peter and Kate Cooper to become volunteers with the Bermuda Zoological Society.


Baby 'pygmy' sperm whale found dead
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What is believed to be a baby pygmy sperm whale was found washed up dead in the shallows off Nonsuch Island.


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Dr Sterrer to give a lecture on Island’s biodiversity
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A local natural history expert will explore some of the miraculous ways that Bermuda’s plants and animals found their way to the Island, tomorrow evening at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI).


Kids on the Reef returns for a third year
Monday, July 08, 2013

On the way out to North Rock the young people in the boat started to wonder why they had come. Despite having lived on an Island their whole lives, most of them had never been out of sight of land. They were nervous and spent the ride worrying about currents, sharks, the weather, and the depth of the ocean.



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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.”