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Eco Friendly Resort Turn To Coral Restoration

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Coordinator, Reef Rescue Network Tiamo Resort is in a sheltered cove, surrounded by verdant palm forests fringed with sumptuous white-sand beaches, kissed by the bluest, clearest waters imaginable. The island itself boasts a pristine natural landscape. Much of the interior is covered in unspoiled tropical [...]

Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay Staff Outplant Corals at Green Cay

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Reef Rescue Network Training Director & Coordinator April 2019, Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay staff joined the Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS) to outplant 46 Coral Fragments onto the reef at Green Cay near Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Linda Hammerton (Director of Marine Mammal Operations), Marvin [...]

PIMS ‘Aurora’ Coral Nursery Opens In New Providence.

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr April 2019 welcomes the grand opening of The Perry Institute for Marine Science Coral Nursery at ‘Aurora’ on the eastern side of New Providence in The Bahamas. This nursery will join our Reef Rescue Network and was set up by our Coordinator Hayley-Jo Carr. The [...]

‘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 Eleuthera Institute’s (CEI) wetlab just before sunrise, she noticed two tiny [...]

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 and guests can view the nursery from the bridge or even jump [...]

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) Surveys for South Abaco and East Grand Bahama. Surveys were conducted [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:31:05+00:00February 20th, 2019|, , |

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 ecosystem services." - Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Perry Institute for Marine Science On November 18th2018,  Perry Institute for [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:34:17+00:00February 6th, 2019|, |

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 importance of coral conservation. Key hub [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:39:06+00:00January 24th, 2019|, , |

Dive Exuma Joins the Reef Rescue Network

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 largest island in the chain of 360 islands, or cays, known as ‘The Exumas’ and [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:41:27+00:00December 31st, 2018|, |

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. However, in 1983, an unknown [...]