PIMS Joins The Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network 

Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) Joins The Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network  by Dr. Krista Sherman On November 30th, 2018 The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization (BMMRO) hosted its fourth training workshop on marine mammal stranding event in partnership with the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and Dolphin Cay, [...]

By | 2018-12-07T21:25:20+00:00 December 7th, 2018|, |

Rehabilitating Long-spined Sea Urchins

Rehabilitating Long-spined Sea Urchins We're Only Just Grazing the Surface The Long-spined urchin, Diadema antillarum, was once the most effective and important grazer on reefs throughout the Caribbean. These urchins are capable of clearing large areas of macroalgae and keeping it clear for coral larvae to settle and grow. [...]

Forfar Field Station Outplant 126 fragments from their Coral Nursery on Andros, The Bahamas

Forfar Field Station Outplant 126 Fragments from their Coral Nursery on Andros, The Bahamas. by: Anna Safryghin - Forfar Field Station On October 22nd and October 23rd, 2018, The Perry Institute for Marine Science Reef Rescue Network and staff from Forfar Field Station on Andros braved the high seas [...]

By | 2018-11-21T21:36:16+00:00 November 21st, 2018|, , |

Reef Rescue Network – Restoring Life, Growing Opportunity

Introducing the Reef Rescue Network Restoring Life, Growing Opportunity The Perry Institute for Marine Science is a not-for-profit organization committed to protecting our oceans through research that both inform the public and encourage action, ultimately improving the understanding and stewardship of our oceans. Our programs focus on improving our [...]

By | 2018-10-31T20:06:46+00:00 October 31st, 2018|, , |

Building A Coral Kindergarten

Growing A "Coral Kindergarten" by Lily Haines “The lessons learned here have the potential to guide coral restoration efforts around the world.”  - Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Perry Institute for Marine Science Coral reefs are natural treasure troves in the Bahamas: they harbor thousands of marine species, support over 40,000 jobs [...]

Guy Harvey Magazine Article 2018

The Delicate Balance of Protection A Guy Harvey Magazine Article by Dr. Craig Dahlgren "Anyone who has spent a lot of time on the water or under will tell stories of how things used to be and how things have changed. Nowhere has this change occurred more than on [...]

By | 2018-10-09T20:29:53+00:00 October 9th, 2018|, |

Contemporary and emerging fisheries in The Bahamas

"Contemporary and emerging fisheries in The Bahamas— Conservation and management challenges, achievements and future directions." Krista D. Sherman | Aaron D. Shultz | Craig P. Dahlgren | Claire Thomas |Edward Brooks | Annabelle Brooks | Daniel R. Brumbaugh |Lester Gittens | Karen J. Murchie The harvest of marine resources has long-standing cultural [...]

By | 2018-09-25T14:07:02+00:00 September 20th, 2018|, |

Ecological Impacts of Sponge Harvest: An Assessment of Sponge Grounds off Andros Island

Ecological Impacts of Sponge Harvest: An Assessment of Sponge Grounds Off Andros Island QUICK INTRO ON SPONGES There are currently 8897 described species of sponges belonging to the phylum Porifera, with hundreds of species reported from the Caribbean region, including The Bahamas. In discussing sponges with spongers of The [...]

10 Years of Coral Restoration in South Abaco.

10 Years of Coral Restoration in South Abaco Building Resilience, Restoring Reefs. In 2008, Dr. Craig Dahlgren of the Perry Institute for Marine Science and a team from Disney’s The Seas with Nemo and Friends aquarium at Epcot in Orlando began conducting experimental coral restoration on reefs between Disney [...]

By | 2018-07-02T22:56:33+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|, , |

Introducing Anna Zuke a New PADI Reef Rescue Diver Instructor!

Introducing Anna Zuke a New PADI Reef Rescue Diver Instructor! Introducing Anna Zuke a New PADI Reef Rescue Diver Instructor! Trained by Perry Institute for Marine Science Reef Rescue Network Coordinator Hayley Jo PADI Course Director. Ever since her first ocean dive, Anna has been enthralled with coral- she has researched reef restoration techniques, been involved with a conservation group and dive [...]

By | 2018-06-20T17:16:43+00:00 June 20th, 2018|, |