Coral Reef Programs

‘Crossing Our Finger Corals’ at The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub

"CROSSING OUR FINGER CORALS" AT THE BAHAMAS CORAL INNOVATION HUB Written by: Lily Haines, Research Associate, PIMS & CEI A few weeks ago, one of our coral research interns, Hannah Lochan, woke up to discover an exciting surprise. While checking on our brooding coral colonies in the Cape [...]

By | 2019-04-11T17:54:57+00:00 April 11th, 2019|, , |

180 Coral Fragments Relocated To Their New Home On Cannonball Reef

180 Coral Fragments Relocated To Their New Home On Cannonball Reef Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr On Saturday 16th March 2019 at The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, 180 coral fragments were relocated to a nearby coral reef. The Atlantis Resort Coral Nursery is located in the large Lagoon [...]

By | 2019-03-26T15:40:41+00:00 March 26th, 2019|, , |

AGRRA With ANGARI – South Abaco & East Grand Bahama

AGRRA With ANGARI - South Abaco & East Grand Bahama Written by: Alannah Vellacott, PIMS Research Assistant Last winter, The Perry Institute for Marine Science teamed up with Bahamas National Trust, San Salvador Living Jewels Foundation and the ANGARI Foundation to conduct Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) [...]

By | 2019-02-20T18:10:11+00:00 February 20th, 2019|, , |

Growing Hope – Perry Institute for Marine Science & Bahamas National Trust Install 2 Coral Nurseries in Grand Bahama

Growing Hope – Perry Institute for Marine Science & Bahamas National Trust Install 2 Coral Nurseries in Grand Bahama Written by: Alannah Vellacott “By growing these corals in nurseries and restoring them to reefs we are giving these corals a chance to re-establish themselves and continue to provide valuable [...]

By | 2019-02-07T02:15:32+00:00 February 6th, 2019|, |

The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub

The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub by Lily Haines Last fall marked the beginning of the Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub! Based out of Cape Eleuthera, the hub aims to upscale coral reef restoration in The Bahamas, develop new technologies, as well as educate, train and engage local Bahamians on the [...]

By | 2019-01-26T13:50:38+00:00 January 24th, 2019|, , |

Dive Exuma Joins the Reef Rescue Network

Dive Exuma Joins the Reef Rescue Network to Help Preserve Coral Reefs for Future Generations. by Hayley-Jo Carr Located on the Government Dock in the heart of Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas, Dive Exuma are a PADI resort offering daily dives, PADI Courses, Snorkel Tours & Private Charters. Great Exuma is the [...]

By | 2018-12-31T15:59:00+00:00 December 31st, 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 [...]