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Protecting Bahamian Reefs: Identifying and Preventing Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

We need your help to MONITOR and STOP the spread of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) in The Bahamas. The Perry Institute for Marine Science has created this educational video about how to identify SCTLD, report sightings, and disinfect gear/boats if you come in contact with it. Report SCTLD sightings at [...]

By |2020-09-18T19:44:38+00:00September 10th, 2020|, , |

PIMS Expands Capacity for Monitoring Bahamian Coral Reefs

by Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at PIMS The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) has conducted Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) training workshops since 2011, to help build capacity for coral reef monitoring within The Bahamas. PIMS hosted its first virtual AGRRA training workshop in June [...]

By |2020-08-13T17:51:49+00:00August 13th, 2020||

PIMS Celebrates PADI Women’s Dive Day: Four Bahamian Ladies Discover Scuba Diving

by Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director and Coordinator at PIMS's Reef Rescue Network On July 18th, 2020 The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) participated in PADI Women’s Dive Day, a day to celebrate female divers and to encourage participation in scuba diving. PIMS’ Community Conservation Education and Action [...]

By |2020-08-04T13:57:31+00:00July 28th, 2020||

New Report Card Shows Hope for Bahamian Reefs Despite Decline

         PRESS RELEASE July 17, 2020 Media Contact: Stanton Charlton Perry Institute for Marine Science scharlton@perryinstitute.org   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Dorian and economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increased interest in The Bahamas for a “Blue Economy” where sustainable ocean resources [...]

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Penetrates New Providence

by Stanton Charlton, Communications Specialist at PIMS For several months now, the world has become familiar with the increasing ferocity of COVID-19. Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) may be equally threatening, if not moreso, to Caribbean coral reefs. After confirming its spread to Grand Bahama in March, we [...]

By |2020-06-17T00:46:07+00:00June 11th, 2020|, , |

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|, |

Everything You Need to Know About SCTLD

by Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director at PIMS On April 13th, the Perry Institute for Marine Science hosted its first webinar on Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. In case you missed it, watch the full recording below: Download PowerPoint Presentation The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the [...]

By |2020-07-17T15:45:38+00:00April 3rd, 2020|, |

The Great Grouper Journey: What it Takes to Make Babies

By Dr. Karlisa Callwood, Director of the Community Conservation Education and Action Program A new research study finds evidence of population sub-structuring of Nassau grouper within The Bahamas. The study, published in Frontiers in Marine Science, coupled high resolution genetic testing with acoustic telemetry to gain additional insight into the [...]