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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|, , |

New Report Card Shows Hope for Bahamian Reefs Despite Decline

         PRESS RELEASE July 17, 2020 Media Contact: Stanton Charlton Perry Institute for Marine Science scharlton@perryinstitute.org   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Dorian and economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increased interest in The Bahamas for a “Blue Economy” where sustainable ocean resources [...]

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||