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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 [...]

Parrotfish Projects at Perry Institute For Marine Science

Written by: Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist, PIMS WHY PARROTFISH? It doesn’t matter whether they are small or big — parrotfish are some of the most colourful, interesting, and valuable marine species. The atypical “beaklike” teeth and vibrant colours of these fish probably contributed to their common name. Thirteen [...]

‘Crossing Our Finger Corals’ at The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub

Written by: Lily Haines, Research Associate, PIMS & CEI A few weeks ago, one of our coral research interns, Hannah Lochan, woke up to discover an exciting surprise. While checking on our brooding coral colonies in the Cape Eleuthera Institute’s (CEI) wetlab just before sunrise, she noticed two tiny [...]

180 Coral Fragments Relocated To Their New Home On Cannonball Reef

Written by: Hayley-Jo Carr On Saturday 16th March 2019 at The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, 180 coral fragments were relocated to a nearby coral reef. The Atlantis Resort Coral Nursery is located in the large Lagoon and guests can view the nursery from the bridge or even jump [...]

F-S-What?: Fish Spawning Aggregations & How Do We Study Them?

Written by Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist, Perry Institute of Marine Science Birds do it, bees do it, and fish do it too! Sex. Breeding. Reproduction. Fish spawning aggregations (FSAs) are a type of reproductive strategy used by various fish species to breed or produce offspring.  Fish that undertake long [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:07:53+00:00March 6th, 2019|, |

Trading Snow for Scuba

How a passion for the ocean from a young age led Will Greene to join the Middlebury College Advanced Field Biology course with the Perry Institute for Marine Science Written by Will Greene Growing up on an island on the coast of Maine, the ocean has always been a part of my [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:29:56+00:00February 25th, 2019|, |

AGRRA With ANGARI – South Abaco & East Grand Bahama

Written by: Alannah Vellacott, PIMS Research Assistant Last winter, The Perry Institute for Marine Science teamed up with Bahamas National Trust, San Salvador Living Jewels Foundation and the ANGARI Foundation to conduct Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) Surveys for South Abaco and East Grand Bahama. Surveys were conducted [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:31:05+00:00February 20th, 2019|, , |

Partner Spotlight – Tarran Simms

Written by: Reef Rescue Network Coordinator: Hayley-Jo Carr With an array of incredible partners within our new Perry Institute for Marine Science Reef Rescue Network we want to shine a spotlight on some of our partners so you can learn more about the amazing people we are working with and [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:32:15+00:00February 8th, 2019||

Growing Hope – Perry Institute for Marine Science & Bahamas National Trust Install 2 Coral Nurseries in Grand Bahama

Written by: Alannah Vellacott “By growing these corals in nurseries and restoring them to reefs we are giving these corals a chance to re-establish themselves and continue to provide valuable ecosystem services." - Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Perry Institute for Marine Science On November 18th2018,  Perry Institute for [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:34:17+00:00February 6th, 2019|, |

The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub

by Lily Haines Last fall marked the beginning of the Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub! Based out of Cape Eleuthera, the hub aims to upscale coral reef restoration in The Bahamas, develop new technologies, as well as educate, train and engage local Bahamians on the importance of coral conservation. Key hub [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:39:06+00:00January 24th, 2019|, , |