PERRY INSTITUTE FOR MARINE SCIENCE — 2019 End of Year Review

by Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director at PIMS As 2020 gets underway, we felt it was fitting to reflect on a successful year for the Perry Institute for Marine Science. We have carefully assessed last year's progress, as well as compiled what we aim to accomplish this year, in [...]

By | 2020-01-08T04:17:37+00:00 January 8th, 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+00:00 December 30th, 2019|, |

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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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 [...]

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+00:00 October 1st, 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 [...]