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PIMS Spotlights: Forfar Coral Nursery

Hello! I'm Haleigh Collins, an Environmental Educator at Forfar Field Station in Blanket Sound, Andros, Bahamas. Run by the nonprofit International Field Studies, Environmental Educators at Forfar spend most of our days teaching middle school through college-aged students about marine science, island ecology, and the local Bahamian culture.  When [...]

By |2020-03-30T13:02:25+00:00March 19th, 2020|, |

New CCEA Program to Bolster Conservation in The Bahamas

Last fall, the Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS) received funding to develop and introduce the Community Conservation Education and Action (CCEA) Program.  This program will empower PIMS to better work with local partners to promote conservation through enhanced community engagement.  While many of these efforts will be aimed at [...]

By |2020-03-05T16:00:44+00:00March 5th, 2020||

PIMS Begins New Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Project

Determining Sustainable Harvesting Rates for Antillogorgia elisabethae by Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at PIMS The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) is executing pilot 3 of the Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) project. ABS uses Antillogorgia elisabethae (formerly Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae) as a model species to develop sustainable harvest [...]

By |2020-02-27T15:06:06+00:00February 27th, 2020|, |

Reef Rescue Network Travels to St. Lucia

by Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director & Coordinator at PIMS's Reef Rescue Network Our coral reefs are disappearing. About 50 percent of the world’s coral reefs have already been lost or severely damaged. Coral reefs are some of the most biologically rich and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. However, coral [...]

By |2020-02-20T17:24:00+00:00February 20th, 2020|, |

Super Coral Play Challenge

Join PIMS in Making the #SuperCoralPlay for Super Bowl LIV  by Casey Harris, Research Associate at PIMS & Cape Eleuthera Institute Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director and Coordinator at PIMS's Reef Rescue Network The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) is participating in the #SuperCoralPlay campaign by [...]

By |2020-01-30T18:15:10+00:00January 30th, 2020||

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 |2020-01-24T14:25:01+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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 [...]