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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|, |

PIMS Expands Capacity for Monitoring Bahamian Coral Reefs

by Dr. Krista Sherman, Senior Scientist at PIMS The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) has conducted Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) training workshops since 2011, to help build capacity for coral reef monitoring within The Bahamas. PIMS hosted its first virtual AGRRA training workshop in June [...]

By |2020-08-13T17:51:49+00:00August 13th, 2020||

PIMS Celebrates PADI Women’s Dive Day: Four Bahamian Ladies Discover Scuba Diving

by Hayley-Jo Carr, Training Director and Coordinator at PIMS's Reef Rescue Network On July 18th, 2020 The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) participated in PADI Women’s Dive Day, a day to celebrate female divers and to encourage participation in scuba diving. PIMS’ Community Conservation Education and Action [...]

By |2020-08-04T13:57:31+00:00July 28th, 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   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 [...]

Mapping Reef Health: Using Photogrammetry and 3D Models to Monitor and Visualize Coral Reefs

Over the last several years, PIMS has been working to create detailed 3D models and reconstructions of coral reefs using photogrammetry. These models and photomosaics (2D satellite-style maps of reef surfaces) are incredible tools for monitoring reef health. Now, we will give you a taste of this exciting technology, for [...]

By |2020-07-02T17:45:28+00:00July 2nd, 2020||

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|, , |

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   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||

Microfragmentation Poised to Revitalize Coral Innovation Hub

by Natalia Hurtado, Research Associate at CEI & PIMS Casey Harris, Research Associate at CEI & PIMS Last November, The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub welcomed Senior Scientist Dr. David Vaughan (Plant a Million Corals) and Coral Aquaculture Supervisor Dr. Robin Smith (The Nature Conservancy) to Eleuthera to continue its [...]

By |2020-04-09T19:50:23+00:00April 9th, 2020|, |

PIMS Spotlights: Forfar Coral Nursery

Hello! I'm Haleigh Collins, an Environmental Educator at Forfar Field Station in Blanket Sound, Andros, Bahamas. Run by the nonprofit International Field Studies, Environmental Educators at Forfar spend most of our days teaching middle school through college-aged students about marine science, island ecology, and the local Bahamian culture.  When [...]

By |2020-03-30T13:02:25+00:00March 19th, 2020|, |