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.

Eco Friendly Resort Turn To Coral Restoration

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 [...]

Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay Staff Outplant Corals at Green Cay

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 [...]

PIMS ‘Aurora’ Coral Nursery Opens In New Providence.

THE PERRY INSTITUTE FOR MARINE SCIENCE OPENS THEIR OWN CORAL NURSERY AT ‘AURORA’ ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF 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 [...]

By | 2019-04-23T23:36:30+00:00 April 24th, 2019|, , |

Protect Our Parrotfish Poster

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 [...]

By | 2019-04-15T14:50:27+00:00 April 15th, 2019|, |

Parrotfish Projects at Perry Institute For Marine Science

PARROTFISH PROJECTS AT PIMS 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 [...]

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

"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 [...]

By | 2019-04-11T17:54:57+00:00 April 11th, 2019|, , |

180 Coral Fragments Relocated To Their New Home On Cannonball Reef

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 [...]

By | 2019-03-26T15:40:41+00:00 March 26th, 2019|, , |

F-S-What?: Fish Spawning Aggregations & How Do We Study Them?

F-S-What?: Fish Spawning Aggregations & How Do We Study Them? Written by Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist, Perry Institute of Marine Science Birds do it, bees do it, and fish do it too! Sex. Breeding. Reproduction. Fish spawning aggregations (FSAs) are a type of reproductive strategy used by various [...]

By | 2019-03-06T22:09:08+00:00 March 6th, 2019|, |

Trading Snow for Scuba – Will Greene

Trading Snow for Scuba How a passion for the ocean from a young age led Will Greene to join the Middlebury College Advanced Field Biology course with the Perry Institute for Marine Science Written by Will Greene Growing up on an island on the coast of Maine, the ocean has always [...]

By | 2019-02-25T21:18:50+00:00 February 25th, 2019|, |

AGRRA With ANGARI – South Abaco & East Grand Bahama

AGRRA With ANGARI - South Abaco & East Grand Bahama Written by: Alannah Vellacott, PIMS Research Assistant Last winter, The Perry Institute for Marine Science teamed up with Bahamas National Trust, San Salvador Living Jewels Foundation and the ANGARI Foundation to conduct Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) [...]

By | 2019-02-20T18:10:11+00:00 February 20th, 2019|, , |