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Staff Spotlight – Will Greene

STAFF SPOTLIGHT! Will Greene, Research Associate at PIMS Will Greene is a research associate and photogrammetry specialist at PIMS. He leverages 3D modeling and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to monitor coral reef and mangrove ecosystems, so that we can do a better job of preserving and restoring [...]

By |2021-03-01T01:32:41+00:00February 28th, 2021||

How drones advance ocean research and conservation

MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY PICTURE... HOW DRONES ADVANCE OCEAN RESEARCH & CONSERVATION IN THE CARIBBEAN By Will Greene Anybody who has visited The Bahamas or the Caribbean region knows it for the glorious tropical weather, white sand beaches, crystal-blue water, and beautiful coral reefs. The natural beauty is [...]

By |2021-02-04T01:56:53+00:00February 4th, 2021|, |

Reef Rescue Diver Instructor Spotlight – Katie Storr

REEF RESCUE DIVER INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT - KATIE STORR By Alex Frans Recently we had the chance to chat with Katie Storr aka Mermaid Katie  to ask her a few questions about scuba diving and all things ocean! Katie Storr is a Bahamian underwater & travel photographer specializing in scuba [...]

By |2021-02-01T16:20:30+00:00February 1st, 2021||

Christmas Miracle Inspires Hope for Nassau Grouper

CHRISTMAS MIRACLE INSPIRES HOPE FOR NASSAU GROUPER Written by Krista Sherman The goal of the Fisheries Research and Conservation Program (FRCP) is “sustainable fisheries and healthy ecosystems that support biodiversity, livelihoods, ecosystems services and promote resilience”. Through applied conservation research, we work collaboratively with local and international scientists, government, [...]

Coral Nursery Survives Hurricane Dorian

CORAL NURSERY SURVIVES HURRICANE DORIAN By Michael Sherratt Fowl Cays National Park in Abaco is home to one of our coral nurseries, consisting of five nursery trees situated in 20ft of water. Installed in May 2019, the tree nursery was built and installed in partnership between the Perry Institute [...]

By |2021-01-13T01:01:37+00:00January 13th, 2021|, |

Make Waves of Change this Holiday Season – Donate to PIMS!

MAKE WAVES OF CHANGE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! DONATE TO THE PERRY INSTITUTE FOR MARINE SCIENCE This year, The Perry Institute for Marine Science has made waves of change throughout The Bahamas and the greater Caribbean. Our research, conservation, and education programs have helped protect [...]

By |2020-12-22T23:40:32+00:00December 22nd, 2020|, , |

Tis’ the Season… for Nassau grouper babies!

TIS' THE SEASON... FOR NASSAU GROUPER BABIES! This winter, say no to buying, selling, and eating Nassau grouper. Let’s give these fellas some time for romance! Written by Lily Haines It’s that time of year again… Nassau grouper are having sex. That’s right. In the name of courtship and [...]

Can You Recognize the Brainiest Caribbean Corals?

Can You Recognize the Brainiest Caribbean Corals? Written by Natalia Hurtado & Casey Harris, Research Scientists (PIMS & CEI) If you’ve ever been diving, snorkeling or spear fishing on a coral reef, you probably noticed corals that look like a human brain. Did you know that there are 4 [...]

By |2020-12-07T20:51:17+00:00December 7th, 2020|, |

Nassau Grouper Closed Season!

NASSAU GROUPER CLOSED SEASON IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! Give the gift of healthy Nassau grouper populations this Holiday Season! Did you know? The Nassau grouper “Closed Season” begins today (Dec. 1), and continues until Feb. 28. Remember not to fish, buy, sell or eat Nassau grouper during [...]

New Poster: How You Can Help Protect the Nassau Grouper

NEW POSTER: HOW YOU CAN HELP PROTECT THE NASSAU GROUPER Critically endangered species are those facing a HIGH risk of becoming EXTINCT! The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Grouper and Wrasses Specialist Group has classified 13% of the grouper species assessed to date as threatened (i.e. critically [...]