Official Post-Hurricane Dorian Report

by Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director at PIMS Hurricane Dorian was the most devastating storm in the modern history of the Bahamas. Based on prior research, as well as assessments of the coral reefs in the affected islands, the Perry Institute for Marine Science is now able to provide [...]

By |2020-02-14T13:46:28+00:00January 3rd, 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 23rd, 2019||

With your support, our work continues

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and love, but with a benefit to the Perry Institute for Marine Science. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a percentage of your eligible Amazon purchase to PIMS every time you shop. Only purchases made at AmazonSmile will result in donations. So, how do [...]

By |2020-03-30T17:18:51+00:00December 17th, 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 1st, 2019|, |