World Oceans Day Captures Local Attention

World Oceans Day is June 8, a celebration and reminder of the ocean and the need to protect it and the life it carries. Almost 40 percent of the world's oceans have been impacted by pollution and over 100,000 marine creatures have lost their lives through plastic entanglement.

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Celebrating World Oceans Day: documentary highlights the importance of and threats to corals

Coral’s sustainability is vital to the marine ecosystem as they provide food and shelter for other marine life, in addition to helping protect shorelines and preserve beaches.

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CORALS RESTORED TO AREA DESTROYED BY HURRICANE MATTHEW

Today, Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas finished a successful two day harvesting and out planting of corals to three coral reefs off New Providence that were destroyed last year by Hurricane Matthew. As part of Atlantis’ established commitment to the flourishing Bahamian ecology, this effort continues to expand the sustainability of one of the nation’s natural resources, the ocean.

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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Why celebrate World Oceans Day? A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. Oceans are very important: They generate most of [...]

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Nassau Grouper Season Closure

After decades of advocating by conservation organizations and scientists, the government of The Bahamas legislated a closed season for Nassau grouper in 2015, December 1 – February 28!

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Nassau Grouper: The Winter Research Trip

Trip’s Purpose December 2016 Nassau grouper research team During the full moon in December 2016, a research team led by Krista Sherman (University of Exeter/Shedd Aquarium) and Dr. Craig Dahlgren (Perry Institute for Marine Science/Bahamas National Trust) conducted surveys, tagged and sampled Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) around Long Island, Bahamas. Some of the [...]

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