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||

PIMS Begins New Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Project

Determining Sustainable Harvesting Rates for Antillogorgia elisabethae by Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at PIMS The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) is executing pilot 3 of the Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) project. ABS uses Antillogorgia elisabethae (formerly Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae) as a model species to develop sustainable harvest [...]

By |2020-02-27T15:06:06+00:00February 27th, 2020|, |

Reef Rescue Network Travels to St. Lucia

by Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director & Coordinator at PIMS's Reef Rescue Network Our coral reefs are disappearing. About 50 percent of the world’s coral reefs have already been lost or severely damaged. Coral reefs are some of the most biologically rich and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. However, coral [...]

By |2020-02-20T17:24:00+00:00February 20th, 2020|, |

Coral Team Welcomes Middlebury College

by Natalia Hurtado, Research Associate at PIMS/CEI The Advanced Field Biology class of Middlebury College visited Eleuthera and joined the educational program offered by the Cape Eleuthera Institute: The Island School (CEIS). The group is lead by Dr. Erin Eggleston and Dr. Jeremy Ward. Top row from left [...]

By |2020-02-06T16:23:09+00:00February 6th, 2020||