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Publications 2018-01-18T14:43:38+00:00

Recent Perry Institute for Marine Science Publications

NASSAU GROUPER

1201, 2018

Reef Rescue Network Outplants 250 Corals

Reef Rescue Network Outplants 250 Corals With low ocean temperatures, it’s the perfect time of year to be outplanting corals and last weekend, Saturday 6th January 2018, the Reef Rescue Network collaborated with Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas [...]

1711, 2017

Long Island, Cat Island & Conception Island Reef Surveys

The Bahamas is currently undergoing a large-scale effort to double the size of its marine protected area (MPA) network by 2020.  Some of the most important questions that must be addressed to determine where to put [...]

1710, 2017

Hurricane Irma and Maria

Hurricane Irma has now dissipated somewhere in the Ohio Valley of the United States, but for many of us throughout the region, this storm will be remembered as the Big One – a storm so [...]

1708, 2017

August Acropora Spawning

Over only a few nights each August, an event that is nothing short of wondrous happens. Endangered Elkhorn and Staghorn corals across entire reefs synchronously release their gametes into the water for all of their annual [...]

2707, 2017

Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park Coral Reef Survey

World renowned for its beauty, the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park (ECLSP) also plays a key role in marine conservation and supporting sustainable fisheries in The Bahamas. The ECLSP is the oldest national park [...]

1507, 2017

Fowl Cays Coral Nursery Established

On July 15th, 2017, Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) travelled to Marsh Harbour, Abaco in The Bahamas and successfully established a coral nursery in the Fowl Cays National Park. With Friends of the Environment’s Frank Kenyon Centre as their home base, Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Managing Director for PIMS, and the [...]

806, 2017

World Oceans Day 2017

For World Oceans Day, June 8th, 2017, Perry Institute for Marine Science, Atlantis Blue Project, Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas, The Bahamas Department of Marine Resources and Disney Conservation Fund planted branched finger coral (Porites furcata) and [...]

806, 2017

World Oceans Day Captures Local Attention

World Oceans Day is June 8, a celebration and reminder of the ocean and the need to protect it and the life it carries. Almost 40 percent of the world's oceans have been impacted by pollution and over 100,000 marine creatures have lost their lives through plastic entanglement.

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MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

1507, 2017

Fowl Cays Coral Nursery Established

On July 15th, 2017, Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) travelled to Marsh Harbour, Abaco in The Bahamas and successfully established a coral nursery in the Fowl Cays National Park. With Friends of the Environment’s Frank Kenyon Centre as their home base, Dr. Craig Dahlgren, Managing Director for PIMS, and the [...]

1503, 2017

Corals and Climate Change

Project Summary Corals live within a limited temperature range. As such, they are extremely vulnerable to changes in temperature. During the heat of late summer, sea temperatures that warm even a fraction of a degree [...]

2601, 2017

Review of the Benefits of No-Take Zones

This report was commissioned by the Wildlife Conservation Society to support a three-year project aimed at expanding the area of no-take, or replenishment, zones to at least 10% of the territorial sea of Belize by the end of 2015.

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CORAL REEFS

2601, 2017

Bahamas Report Card 2016

From 2011 to 2013, the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation (ABPF) supported the assessment of a total of 214 reefs throughout The Bahamas, including sites on Cay Sal Bank, Andros, the Southern Bahamas, New Providence and Rose Island, the Little Bahama Bank and partial surveys in the Exuma Cays and Berry Islands. Access our Coral Reef Report Card 2016 to learn more.

2601, 2017

2014 Coral Reef Report Card

In 2008, the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation (ABPF) supported the first comprehensive baseline survey of 21 coral reefs around New Providence and Rose Island, Bahamas. Access our Coral Reef Report Card 2014 to learn more.

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CLIMATE CHANGE

1201, 2017

It is Time to Help the World’s Most Vulnerable People

This article focuses on the long distance spawning migrations of Nassau grouper in The Bahamas.

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