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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 [...]

Newly Located Corals Thriving: Shedd & PIMS Experiment Within the Reef Rescue Network

by Natalia Hurtado, Research Associate at PIMS/CEI Casey Harris, Research Associate at PIMS/CEI The critically endangered species Acropora cervicornis, commonly known as staghorn coral, has been successfully reared in coral tree nurseries by the Reef Rescue Network in The Bahamas. Last October, we joined a research expedition aboard Shedd [...]

By |2020-06-17T00:45:42+00:00May 22nd, 2020||

PIMS & Partners Release New Research: Abaco Reef Adapts to Warming Ocean Waters

                   PRESS RELEASE May 21, 2020   Media Contact: Stanton Charlton Perry Institute for Marine Science scharlton@perryinstitute.org   NEW RESEARCH INDICATES ABACO REEF SUCCESSFULLY ADAPTS TO WARMING OCEAN WATERS New Published Study Will Aid in Coral Reef Conservation Efforts   New research published today in Coral Reefs documents a shallow-water coral reef [...]

By |2020-05-26T18:14:39+00:00May 21st, 2020||

Official Post-Hurricane Dorian Report

by Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director at PIMS Hurricane Dorian was the most devastating storm in the modern history of the Bahamas. Based on prior research, as well as assessments of the coral reefs in the affected islands, the Perry Institute for Marine Science is now able to provide [...]

By |2020-02-14T13:46:28+00:00January 3rd, 2020|, |

PIMS’s Hurricane Dorian Research Highlighted on CBS-Affiliate

Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on Sept. 1 with catastrophic consequences. Wind speeds of 185 mph slammed the islands, killing dozens of people and flattening homes. It's considered the worst natural disaster in the country's history, causing billions of dollars of damage. And while the toll the storm took on [...]

By |2019-12-23T14:28:43+00:00December 23rd, 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|, |

PIMS Post-Dorian Coral Reef Assessment a ‘Mixed Bag’

Recovery will take decades for some spots, most coral reefs in good shape PRESS RELEASE Fred Arnett of The Nature Conservancy surveys debris and toppled coral heads on Mermaid Reef off Marsh Harbour. Catastrophic Hurricane Dorian, which tore through two major islands in the northern Bahamas last in October 2019, [...]

By |2019-12-11T03:31:34+00:00October 30th, 2019||

Hurricanes, Coral Reefs & Climate Change

Over the past few weeks we have been reminded of the sheer destructive power of hurricanes and how our climate is changing. Both of these interconnected issues are intricately tied with the past and future of coral reefs, and the species that depend on them - including our own.

By |2019-10-01T16:18:52+00:00October 1st, 2019|, |