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About Alannah Vellacott

Alannah Vellacott is a Bahamian marine ecologist and has recently received her Bachelor of Science in Ecology at South Dakota State University. Alannah was a former Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholar (BES Scholar) through Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF). This awarded her a full scholarship to attend the Island School in Eleuthera and participate in a paid 6month internship at the Cape Eleuthera Institute. Since that amazing experience, Alannah has made the rounds working and volunteering for non-profit environmental conservation organizations including the Cape Eleuthera Institute, BREEF, the Bahamas National Trust, Community Conch and The Nature Conservancy. A scuba diver with 14 years of experience, Alannah has participated in shark and reef health research and has also been a part of coral and conch research here in The Bahamas. In the summer of 2017 Alannah was the Summer Intern for the Perry Institute. Alannah is currently the Research Assistant for Perry Institute under the Reef Rescue Network. She will travel throughout the Bahamas conducting AGRRA coral reef surveys as well as establishing coral nurseries and outplanting corals grown in already established nurseries back onto the reef for the Reverse The Decline Project.

Valentine’s Dive Center Show Corals Some Love

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director and Coordinator, Reef Rescue Network Valentine's Dive Center is located on the west side of Harbour Island in The Bahamas. Valentine's is the leading PADI dive resort facility in the area offering daily dives, snorkel trips, private charters, a certification program, kayaking & paddle [...]

Coral Spawning Success At The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub

Written by Dr. Valeria Pizarro, Research Associate, PIMS/CEI Did you know that some coral species release their gametes (eggs and sperm) to the water column once a year? Did you know that the first stage of the corals life cycle is a free swimming larvae and they become sessile (attached [...]

The Reef Rescue Network Creates The World’s First Blue Hole Coral Nursery!

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Coordinator, Reef Rescue Network The World’s first Coral Nursery has been established in a blue hole on Andros in The Bahamas with The Andros Beach Club, partners of The Perry Institute for Marine Science Reef Rescue Network. Andros has over 200 blue holes and this [...]

Eco Friendly Resort Turn To Coral Restoration

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Coordinator, Reef Rescue Network Tiamo Resort is in a sheltered cove, surrounded by verdant palm forests fringed with sumptuous white-sand beaches, kissed by the bluest, clearest waters imaginable. The island itself boasts a pristine natural landscape. Much of the interior is covered in unspoiled tropical [...]

Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay Staff Outplant Corals at Green Cay

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Reef Rescue Network Training Director & Coordinator April 2019, Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay staff joined the Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS) to outplant 46 Coral Fragments onto the reef at Green Cay near Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Linda Hammerton (Director of Marine Mammal Operations), Marvin [...]

PIMS ‘Aurora’ Coral Nursery Opens In New Providence.

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr April 2019 welcomes the grand opening of The Perry Institute for Marine Science Coral Nursery at ‘Aurora’ on the eastern side of New Providence in The Bahamas. This nursery will join our Reef Rescue Network and was set up by our Coordinator Hayley-Jo Carr. The [...]

Protect Our Parrotfish Poster

Perry Institute for Marine Science, Friends Of The Environment, Disney's Animals, Science and Environment Created by: Dawn Witherington Description: Perry Institute for Marine Science partnered with Friends of the Environment and Dawn Witherington to develop a parrotfish poster to share some of the species typically found on reefs and their role in promoting [...]

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Parrotfish Projects at Perry Institute For Marine Science

Written by: Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist, PIMS WHY PARROTFISH? It doesn’t matter whether they are small or big — parrotfish are some of the most colourful, interesting, and valuable marine species. The atypical “beaklike” teeth and vibrant colours of these fish probably contributed to their common name. Thirteen [...]

‘Crossing Our Finger Corals’ at The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub

Written by: Lily Haines, Research Associate, PIMS & CEI A few weeks ago, one of our coral research interns, Hannah Lochan, woke up to discover an exciting surprise. While checking on our brooding coral colonies in the Cape Eleuthera Institute’s (CEI) wetlab just before sunrise, she noticed two tiny [...]

180 Coral Fragments Relocated To Their New Home On Cannonball Reef

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr On Saturday 16th March 2019 at The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, 180 coral fragments were relocated to a nearby coral reef. The Atlantis Resort Coral Nursery is located in the large Lagoon and guests can view the nursery from the bridge or even jump [...]