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Atlantis Celebrates World Oceans Day with Continued Success at its Coral Nursery

by Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director & Coordinator at PIMS's Reef Rescue Network The Atlantis Blue Project Foundation’s mission includes helping to save endangered species and coral reefs throughout The Bahamas and they are certainly taking a step in the right direction with the ongoing success of their [...]

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|, |

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|, |

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|, |

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|, |

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 [...]

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, private charters, a certification program, kayaking & paddle [...]

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 is a free swimming larvae and they become sessile (attached [...]

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 Marine Science Reef Rescue Network. Andros has over 200 blue holes and this [...]