Coral Reef Programs

10 Years of Coral Restoration in South Abaco.

10 Years of Coral Restoration in South Abaco Building Resilience, Restoring Reefs. In 2008, Dr. Craig Dahlgren of the Perry Institute for Marine Science and a team from Disney’s The Seas with Nemo and Friends aquarium at Epcot in Orlando began conducting experimental coral restoration on reefs between Disney [...]

By | 2018-07-02T22:56:33+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|, , |

Introducing Anna Zuke a New PADI Reef Rescue Diver Instructor!

Introducing Anna Zuke a New PADI Reef Rescue Diver Instructor! Introducing Anna Zuke a New PADI Reef Rescue Diver Instructor! Trained by Perry Institute for Marine Science Reef Rescue Network Coordinator Hayley Jo PADI Course Director. Ever since her first ocean dive, Anna has been enthralled with coral- she has researched reef restoration techniques, been involved with a conservation group and dive [...]

By | 2018-06-20T17:16:43+00:00 June 20th, 2018|, |


Atlantic & Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment Training of Trainers: Sharing the Key to Understanding Coral Reefs Coral reefs are an integral ecosystem on Earth as they provide many ecosystem services like food security, coastal protection from storms, medicine and millions of jobs through fishing, tourism and recreation. Countries and [...]

By | 2018-05-11T02:50:32+00:00 May 11th, 2018|, |

Baha Mar Partners With Reef Rescue Network With A Strong Commitment to Coral Conservation

Baha Mar Partners With Reef Rescue Network With A Strong Commitment to Coral Conservation Furthering Baha Mar’s commitment to coral reef conservation, the resort destination announces today the launch of its partnership with The Reef Rescue Network, a newly-created network of organizations and businesses in The Bahamas committed to the creation [...]

Another Successful Outplant by Reef Rescue Network

Another Successful Outplanting by Reef Rescue Network Outplanting from one of our biggest Coral Nurseries in the Reef Rescue Network takes commitment from our volunteers and the generosity of Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas. This month is continuing to be a success with another outplanting day having just occurred [...]

By | 2018-01-29T18:50:23+00:00 January 29th, 2018|, |

Reef Rescue Network Outplants 250 Corals

Reef Rescue Network Outplants 250 Corals With low ocean temperatures, it’s the perfect time of year to be outplanting corals and last weekend, Saturday 6th January 2018, the Reef Rescue Network collaborated with Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas to begin the process of outplanting corals from one of the most successful coral nurseries in The Bahamas, The Bond [...]

By | 2018-01-18T21:19:31+00:00 January 12th, 2018|, |

Long Island, Cat Island & Conception Island Reef Surveys

The Bahamas is currently undergoing a large-scale effort to double the size of its marine protected area (MPA) network by 2020.  Some of the most important questions that must be addressed to determine where to put new protected areas and how to manage them include: what habitats and species are present in an area and what [...]

By | 2018-02-05T12:31:58+00:00 November 17th, 2017|, |

August Acropora Spawning

Over only a few nights each August, an event that is nothing short of wondrous happens. Endangered Elkhorn and Staghorn corals across entire reefs synchronously release their gametes into the water for all of their annual reproduction. While we are still learning about the cues that trigger these mass spawning events and how corals that are [...]

By | 2018-02-05T12:36:51+00:00 August 17th, 2017|, |

Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park Coral Reef Survey

World renowned for its beauty, the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park (ECLSP) also plays a key role in marine conservation and supporting sustainable fisheries in The Bahamas. The ECLSP is the oldest national park in The Bahamas and one of the first of its kind in the world.  Since 1959 it has been protected [...]

By | 2018-01-17T19:32:42+00:00 July 27th, 2017|, |

Fowl Cays Coral Nursery Established

Fowl Cays Coral Nursery Established On July 15th, 2017, Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) travelled to Marsh Harbour, Abaco in The Bahamas and successfully established a coral nursery in the Fowl Cays National Park. With Friends of the Environment’s Frank Kenyon Centre as their home base, Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Managing Director for PIMS, and the summer intern, Alannah Vellacott, constructed, deployed and populated four coral trees to start off [...]

By | 2019-02-16T07:20:24+00:00 July 15th, 2017|, |