PIMS is hiring a Program Assistant!

Job Title: Program Assistant, Community Conservation Education & Action Start Date: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications, skills, and experience Location: TBD; Targeting Mid-October About the Role:  The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) is seeking a professional with a strong work ethic to help build capacity for conservation education and outreach in The Bahamas within [...]

By |2020-09-21T23:18:17+00:00September 21st, 2020|, , |

Reef Rescue Network is Hiring a Program Assistant!

  Job Title: Reef Rescue Network Program Assistant Start Date: TBD; Targeting Mid-October Location: Nassau, Bahamas About the Role:  The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) is hiring a professional with a strong work ethic to help expand its Reef Rescue Network (RRN), a growing network of coral nursery and restoration sites around The [...]

By |2020-09-21T23:16:39+00:00September 21st, 2020|, , , |

Hurricane Dorian Panel Discussion: Impacts Below the Surface

On September 30, Dr. Craig Dahlgren (PIMS Executive Director) and Dr. Krista Sherman (PIMS Senior Scientist) will discuss Hurricane Dorian's impacts on the marine ecosystem, just over a year after the Category 5 storm made landfall in The Bahamas. Experts from The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization and Friends of the Environment will join [...]

By |2020-09-18T03:41:50+00:00September 18th, 2020|, |

Protecting Bahamian Reefs: Identifying and Preventing Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

We need your help to MONITOR and STOP the spread of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) in The Bahamas. The Perry Institute for Marine Science has created this educational video about how to identify SCTLD, report sightings, and disinfect gear/boats if you come in contact with it. Report SCTLD sightings at [...]

By |2020-09-18T19:44:38+00:00September 10th, 2020|, , |

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||