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Bahamian Coral Reef Report Card 2020: Assessing Reef Health and Plotting the Path Forward

With the recent release of its Coral Reef Report Card, the Perry Institute for Marine Science invites you to participate in another edition of its monthly webinar series. PIMS Executive Director, Dr. Craig Dahlgren will discuss the current state of coral reefs. Despite decline in health and new threats such as Stony [...]

By |2020-08-14T17:15:42+00:00August 14th, 2020||

PIMS Expands Capacity for Monitoring Bahamian Coral Reefs

by Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at PIMS The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) has conducted Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) training workshops since 2011, to help build capacity for coral reef monitoring within The Bahamas. PIMS hosted its first virtual AGRRA training workshop in June [...]

By |2020-08-13T17:51:49+00:00August 13th, 2020||

PIMS Celebrates PADI Women’s Dive Day: Four Bahamian Ladies Discover Scuba Diving

by Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director and Coordinator at PIMS's Reef Rescue Network On July 18th, 2020 The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) participated in PADI Women’s Dive Day, a day to celebrate female divers and to encourage participation in scuba diving. PIMS’ Community Conservation Education and Action [...]

By |2020-08-04T13:57:31+00:00July 28th, 2020||

New Report Card Shows Hope for Bahamian Reefs Despite Decline

         PRESS RELEASE July 17, 2020 Media Contact: Stanton Charlton Perry Institute for Marine Science scharlton@perryinstitute.org   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Dorian and economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increased interest in The Bahamas for a “Blue Economy” where sustainable ocean resources [...]

Mapping Reef Health: Using Photogrammetry and 3D Models to Monitor and Visualize Coral Reefs

Over the last several years, PIMS has been working to create detailed 3D models and reconstructions of coral reefs using photogrammetry. These models and photomosaics (2D satellite-style maps of reef surfaces) are incredible tools for monitoring reef health. Now, we will give you a taste of this exciting technology, for [...]

By |2020-07-02T17:45:28+00:00July 2nd, 2020||

PADI Women’s Dive Day Competition

COMPETITION TIME! To celebrate PADI Women’s Dive Day and the launch of our NEW Community Conservation Education and Action (CCEA) Program we are giving FOUR lucky Bahamian women the chance to Discover Scuba Diving! The CCEA program seeks to provide the tools, training, and experience to help foster a greater [...]

By |2020-07-02T16:26:52+00:00July 1st, 2020||

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Penetrates New Providence

by Stanton Charlton, Communications Specialist at PIMS For several months now, the world has become familiar with the increasing ferocity of COVID-19. Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) may be equally threatening, if not moreso, to Caribbean coral reefs. After confirming its spread to Grand Bahama in March, we [...]

By |2020-06-17T00:46:07+00:00June 11th, 2020|, , |

Atlantis Celebrates World Oceans Day with Continued Success at its Coral Nursery

by Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director & Coordinator at PIMS's Reef Rescue Network The Atlantis Blue Project Foundation’s mission includes helping to save endangered species and coral reefs throughout The Bahamas and they are certainly taking a step in the right direction with the ongoing success of their [...]

Newly Located Corals Thriving: Shedd & PIMS Experiment Within the Reef Rescue Network

by Natalia Hurtado, Research Associate at PIMS/CEI Casey Harris, Research Associate at PIMS/CEI The critically endangered species Acropora cervicornis, commonly known as staghorn coral, has been successfully reared in coral tree nurseries by the Reef Rescue Network in The Bahamas. Last October, we joined a research expedition aboard Shedd [...]

By |2020-06-17T00:45:42+00:00May 22nd, 2020||

PIMS & Partners Release New Research: Abaco Reef Adapts to Warming Ocean Waters

                   PRESS RELEASE May 21, 2020   Media Contact: Stanton Charlton Perry Institute for Marine Science scharlton@perryinstitute.org   NEW RESEARCH INDICATES ABACO REEF SUCCESSFULLY ADAPTS TO WARMING OCEAN WATERS New Published Study Will Aid in Coral Reef Conservation Efforts   New research published today in Coral Reefs documents a shallow-water coral reef [...]

By |2020-05-26T18:14:39+00:00May 21st, 2020||