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   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||

Microfragmentation Poised to Revitalize Coral Innovation Hub

by Natalia Hurtado, Research Associate at CEI & PIMS Casey Harris, Research Associate at CEI & PIMS Last November, The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub welcomed Senior Scientist Dr. David Vaughan (Plant a Million Corals) and Coral Aquaculture Supervisor Dr. Robin Smith (The Nature Conservancy) to Eleuthera to continue its [...]

By |2020-04-09T19:50:23+00:00April 9th, 2020|, |

Everything You Need to Know About SCTLD

by Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director at PIMS On April 13th, the Perry Institute for Marine Science hosted its first webinar on Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. In case you missed it, watch the full recording below: Download PowerPoint Presentation The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the [...]

By |2020-07-17T15:45:38+00:00April 3rd, 2020|, |

The Great Grouper Journey: What it Takes to Make Babies

By Dr. Karlisa Callwood, Director of the Community Conservation Education and Action Program A new research study finds evidence of population sub-structuring of Nassau grouper within The Bahamas. The study, published in Frontiers in Marine Science, coupled high resolution genetic testing with acoustic telemetry to gain additional insight into the [...]

PIMS Spotlights: Forfar Coral Nursery

Hello! I'm Haleigh Collins, an Environmental Educator at Forfar Field Station in Blanket Sound, Andros, Bahamas. Run by the nonprofit International Field Studies, Environmental Educators at Forfar spend most of our days teaching middle school through college-aged students about marine science, island ecology, and the local Bahamian culture.  When [...]

By |2020-03-30T13:02:25+00:00March 19th, 2020|, |

New CCEA Program to Bolster Conservation in The Bahamas

Last fall, the Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS) received funding to develop and introduce the Community Conservation Education and Action (CCEA) Program.  This program will empower PIMS to better work with local partners to promote conservation through enhanced community engagement.  While many of these efforts will be aimed at [...]

By |2020-03-05T16:00:44+00:00March 5th, 2020||