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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|, |

Saddened by the Devastation left by Hurricane Dorian in the Northern Bahamas

An aerial view shows damage after Hurricane Dorian to the Pelican Shores area of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. Following the devastating passage of Hurricane Dorian through the Northern Bahamas, we are saddened by the tragic loss of life, and the suffering that the people of the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama have endured. [...]

By |2019-10-01T16:14:41+00:00September 18th, 2019||

Valentine’s Dive Center Show Corals Some Love

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director and Coordinator, Reef Rescue Network Valentine's Dive Center is located on the west side of Harbour Island in The Bahamas. Valentine's is the leading PADI dive resort facility in the area offering daily dives, snorkel trips, private charters, a certification program, kayaking & paddle [...]

Coral Spawning Success At The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub

Written by Dr. Valeria Pizarro, Research Associate, PIMS/CEI Did you know that some coral species release their gametes (eggs and sperm) to the water column once a year? Did you know that the first stage of the corals life cycle is a free swimming larvae and they become sessile (attached [...]

The Reef Rescue Network Creates The World’s First Blue Hole Coral Nursery!

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Coordinator, Reef Rescue Network The World’s first Coral Nursery has been established in a blue hole on Andros in The Bahamas with The Andros Beach Club, partners of The Perry Institute for Marine Science Reef Rescue Network. Andros has over 200 blue holes and this [...]

Eco Friendly Resort Turn To Coral Restoration

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Coordinator, Reef Rescue Network Tiamo Resort is in a sheltered cove, surrounded by verdant palm forests fringed with sumptuous white-sand beaches, kissed by the bluest, clearest waters imaginable. The island itself boasts a pristine natural landscape. Much of the interior is covered in unspoiled tropical [...]

Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay Staff Outplant Corals at Green Cay

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr, Reef Rescue Network Training Director & Coordinator April 2019, Atlantis Resort Dolphin Cay staff joined the Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS) to outplant 46 Coral Fragments onto the reef at Green Cay near Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Linda Hammerton (Director of Marine Mammal Operations), Marvin [...]

PIMS ‘Aurora’ Coral Nursery Opens In New Providence.

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr April 2019 welcomes the grand opening of The Perry Institute for Marine Science Coral Nursery at ‘Aurora’ on the eastern side of New Providence in The Bahamas. This nursery will join our Reef Rescue Network and was set up by our Coordinator Hayley-Jo Carr. The [...]