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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 [...]

Highlights From GCFI173

HIGHLIGHTS FROM GCFI73 The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference (GCFI) is an annual event that bridges the gap between a range of stakeholders including fishers, policymakers, marine resource managers, students, scientists and non-governmental organizations to foster learning and collaborative approaches to better tackle key environmental issues facing the region. [...]

Should the Shark & Sea Turtle Ban Be Lifted in The Bahamas? Here’s What the Science Says

SHOULD THE SHARK & SEA TURTLE BAN BE LIFTED IN THE BAHAMAS? HERE'S WHAT THE SCIENCE SAYS By Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director, PIMS Shark and sea turtle conservation in The Bahamas has recently re-emerged as a contentious issue. Since 2011, The Bahamas has been a shark sanctuary with [...]

A Coral Fragment’s Journey – Part II

A Coral Fragment's Journey - Part II Comic Illustrations by Fresh ‘n Salty Let's talk about... coral matchmaking! The nurseries we talked about last week from the Fresh ‘n Salty comic not only help us grow Critically Endangered corals,  they also play an important role in spreading genetic complexity! To [...]

Live Training Workshop: Using A Topical Antibiotic to Treat SCTLD

Live Training Workshop Using A Topical Antibiotic to Treat Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease In this thought-provoking live training event, Drs. Karen Neely and Brian Walker of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) share their success using a topical antibiotic to treat Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD). Specifically, [...]

By |2020-11-03T23:57:04+00:00November 3rd, 2020|, , |

Highlights from “Hurricane Dorian: Impacts Below the Surface”

"HURRICANE DORIAN: IMPACTS BELOW THE SURFACE" LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION An Overview - Written by Lily Haines “We saw all sorts of things you typically don’t see on reefs… vacuum cleaners, pieces of construction and roofing materials, plumbing materials, laptops and lawnmowers,” said Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at [...]

Hurricane Dorian Panel Discussion: Impacts Below the Surface

On September 30, Dr. Craig Dahlgren (PIMS Executive Director) and Dr. Krista Sherman (PIMS Senior Scientist) will discuss Hurricane Dorian's impacts on the marine ecosystem, just over a year after the Category 5 storm made landfall in The Bahamas. Experts from The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization and Friends of the Environment will join [...]

By |2020-09-18T03:41:50+00:00September 18th, 2020|, |

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|, , |