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|, |

Saddened by the Devastation left by Hurricane Dorian in the Northern Bahamas

An aerial view shows damage after Hurricane Dorian to the Pelican Shores area of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. Following the devastating passage of Hurricane Dorian through the Northern Bahamas, we are saddened by the tragic loss of life, and the suffering that the people of the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama have endured. [...]

By |2019-10-01T16:14:41+00:00September 18th, 2019||

Valentine’s Dive Center Show Corals Some Love

VALENTINE'S DIVE CENTER SHOW CORALS SOME LOVE Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director and Coordinator, Reef Rescue Network Valentine's Dive Center is located on the west side of Harbour Island in The Bahamas. Valentine's is the leading PADI dive resort facility in the area offering daily dives, snorkel trips, [...]

Coral Spawning Success At The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub

CORAL SPAWNING SUCCESS AT THE BAHAMAS CORAL INNOVATION HUB Written by Dr. Valeria Pizarro, Research Associate, PIMS/CEI Did you know that some coral species release their gametes (eggs and sperm) to the water column once a year? Did you know that the first stage of the corals life cycle [...]

The Reef Rescue Network Creates The World’s First Blue Hole Coral Nursery!

THE REEF RESCUE NETWORK CREATES THE WORLD'S FIRST BLUE HOLE CORAL NURSERY! Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Coordinator, Reef Rescue Network The World’s first Coral Nursery has been established in a blue hole on Andros in The Bahamas with The Andros Beach Club, partners of The Perry Institute for [...]