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Using Tech To Advance Reef Science

USING TECH TO ADVANCE REEF SCIENCE Ocean Expert Exchange with Will Greene In this webinar, PIMS Research Associate Will Green shows us how he uses cutting-edge camera and computer technology to create 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional models of coral reefs. Specifically, Will: Explains how the process works (both [...]

By |2020-11-11T22:11:23+00:00November 11th, 2020|, , |

Should the Shark & Sea Turtle Ban Be Lifted in The Bahamas? Here’s What the Science Says

SHOULD THE SHARK & SEA TURTLE BAN BE LIFTED IN THE BAHAMAS? HERE'S WHAT THE SCIENCE SAYS By Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director, PIMS Shark and sea turtle conservation in The Bahamas has recently re-emerged as a contentious issue. Since 2011, The Bahamas has been a shark sanctuary with [...]

Super Spikey Cleaners

SUPER SPIKEY CLEANERS By Hayley-Jo Carr The Longspined Sea Urchin, Diadema antillarum, provides essential ecosystem services to coral reefs, however populations have seen drastic reductions in numbers due to a disease outbreak in the 1980s.  Restoration efforts are underway to assist in restoring local populations of this important grazer. [...]

A Coral Fragment’s Journey – Part II

A Coral Fragment's Journey - Part II Comic Illustrations by Fresh ‘n Salty Let's talk about... coral matchmaking! The nurseries we talked about last week from the Fresh ‘n Salty comic not only help us grow Critically Endangered corals,  they also play an important role in spreading genetic complexity! To [...]

Live Training Workshop: Using A Topical Antibiotic to Treat SCTLD

Live Training Workshop Using A Topical Antibiotic to Treat Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease In this thought-provoking live training event, Drs. Karen Neely and Brian Walker of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) share their success using a topical antibiotic to treat Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD). Specifically, [...]

By |2020-11-03T23:57:04+00:00November 3rd, 2020|, , |


MYSTERIOUS MEDUSOZOA Even though we can't celebrate Halloween as we used to in the era of COVID-19, jellyfish costumes are among the most popular and beautiful. In honour of October 31, let's talk a little more about invertebrates in the Class Medusozoa, also known as jellyfish! These animals have been living [...]

By |2020-11-01T05:42:12+00:00October 31st, 2020|, |

A Coral Fragment’s Journey – Part 1

A Coral Fragment's Journey: Part 1 Comic Illustrations by Fresh 'n Salty Ever wonder what it’s like to be a coral fragment.... just hanging in a nursery, waiting for your chance to be outplanted onto the reef? you know! The cheeky comic below was [...]

By |2020-10-30T19:21:54+00:00October 29th, 2020|, |

Staff Spotlight: Valeria Pizarro

Dr. Valeria Pizarro Staff Spotlight! "From my first dive, I fell in love with the sea and all the life it holds; but it wasn't until I started studying corals and understanding their simplicity and complexity that I decided I wanted to dedicate my professional life to it. Since [...]

By |2020-10-22T20:45:47+00:00October 22nd, 2020|, , |

Webinar: The Nassau Grouper Journey

The Nassau Grouper Journey Webinar With Krista Sherman In this 'jawesome' new webinar, Senior Scientist Dr. Krista Sherman shares her decade-long experience working with the Critically Endangered Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus). Hosted by Sharks4Kids, Krista unpacks the Nassau grouper life cycle, and why we're sadly seeing declines of up [...]

By |2020-10-20T03:49:04+00:00October 20th, 2020|, |