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Collecting Samples for BAMZ
Thursday, June 06, 2013

The crew and research team on-board the 72ft Sea Dragon expedition ship are currently undertaking two expeditions from the Island to find out more about the Sargasso Sea.


Our turtles thrill veterinary students from North Carolina
Thursday, April 04, 2013

Bermuda has won high praise from a veterinary science professor who found the Island a perfect laboratory for studying semi-tropical ecology.


Teaching everyone to love toads
Monday, March 11, 2013

Former biology professor Jamie Bacon quickly discovered that not everyone shared her love of toads.


BAMZ roof work may mean releasing some animals into the wild
Friday, March 01, 2013

Some of the Aquarium’s residents will be released into the wild later this year to make way for refurbishments.


BAMZ to get new roof
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bermuda’s Aquarium is to get a new roof, Environment and Planning Minister Richards announced.



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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.”