PERRY INSTITUTE FOR MARINE SCIENCE — 2019 End of Year Review

by Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director at PIMS As 2020 gets underway, we felt it was fitting to reflect on a successful year for the Perry Institute for Marine Science. We have carefully assessed last year's progress, as well as compiled what we aim to accomplish this year, in [...]

By | 2020-01-08T04:17:37+00:00 January 8th, 2020|, |

Atlantis Resort Expands Staghorn Coral Nursery

by Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director & Coordinator at PIMS's Reef Rescue Network December 2019 has been a busy end of the year at the Atlantis Resort with the expansion of its staghorn coral nursery in collaboration with the Perry Institute for Marine Science’s Reef Rescue Network.   In [...]

By | 2019-12-30T18:06:31+00:00 December 30th, 2019|, |

PIMS’s Hurricane Dorian Research Highlighted on CBS-Affiliate

Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on Sept. 1 with catastrophic consequences. Wind speeds of 185 mph slammed the islands, killing dozens of people and flattening homes. It's considered the worst natural disaster in the country's history, causing billions of dollars of damage. And while the toll the storm took on [...]

By | 2019-12-23T14:28:43+00:00 December 23rd, 2019||

Hurricane Dorian: Evaluating Reef Impact

Evaluating the Impact of Hurricane Dorian on our Coral Reefs by Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director at PIMS While it may have faded from the news, Hurricane Dorian continues to have a major impact on The Bahamas. The Perry Institute for Marine Science led the first expedition [...]

By | 2019-12-16T19:44:58+00:00 December 16th, 2019|, |

FRCP Shares December 2019 Update

Preserving Fisheries and Ecosystems  by Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at PIMS The Fisheries Research & Conservation Program (FRCP) has had a very productive 2019! With the support of partners and interns, we visited 7 islands and spent more than 200 hours underwater. We completed surveys for several [...]

By | 2019-12-06T19:55:11+00:00 December 9th, 2019|, |

Staghorn Coral Restoration

PIMS & Shedd Aquarium Unite for Coral Restoration Expedition by Natalia Hurtado, Research Associate at PIMS, Cape Eleuthera Institute Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director & Coordinator at PIMS, Reef Rescue Network Valeria Pizarro, Research Associate at PIMS, Cape Eleuthera Institute The long-term survival of the staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis [...]

Fish Spawning Aggregations Workshop 2019 Recap

Monitoring Our Breeders: Building Capacity for Fish Spawning Aggregation Research in The Bahamas by Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at PIMS From November 11-13, 2019, the Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) conducted its first fish spawning aggregations training workshop under the Fisheries Research & Conservation Program. The [...]

PIMS Post-Dorian Coral Reef Assessment a ‘Mixed Bag’

Recovery will take decades for some spots, most coral reefs in good shape PRESS RELEASE Fred Arnett of The Nature Conservancy surveys debris and toppled coral heads on Mermaid Reef off Marsh Harbour. Catastrophic Hurricane Dorian, which tore through two major islands in the northern Bahamas last in October 2019, [...]

By | 2019-12-11T03:31:34+00:00 October 30th, 2019||

Hurricanes, Coral Reefs & Climate Change

Over the past few weeks we have been reminded of the sheer destructive power of hurricanes and how our climate is changing. Both of these interconnected issues are intricately tied with the past and future of coral reefs, and the species that depend on them - including our own.

By | 2019-10-01T16:18:52+00:00 October 1st, 2019|, |