Recent Perry Institute for Marine Science Publications

NASSAU GROUPER

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.

806, 2017

Celebrating World Oceans Day: documentary highlights the importance of and threats to corals

Coral’s sustainability is vital to the marine ecosystem as they provide food and shelter for other marine life, in addition to helping protect shorelines and preserve beaches.

806, 2017

CORALS RESTORED TO AREA DESTROYED BY HURRICANE MATTHEW

Today, Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas finished a successful two day harvesting and out planting of corals to three coral reefs off New Providence that were destroyed last year by Hurricane Matthew. As part of Atlantis’ established commitment to the flourishing Bahamian ecology, this effort continues to expand the sustainability of one of the nation’s natural resources, the ocean.

706, 2017

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Why celebrate World Oceans Day? A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides [...]

1503, 2017

Corals and Climate Change

Project Summary Corals face threats from climate change such as increased sea temperatures. Even small increases above summer average temperature can affect corals. When this happens they lose the symbiotic algae that live in their tissue and [...]

1503, 2017

Monitoring Climate Change and Its Impacts to Reefs

Project Summary Climate change is one of the greatest threats to coral reefs and coastal communities.  Increased sea temperatures and sea levels from climate change can kill reef building corals and drown mangrove forests next [...]

1503, 2017

Assessing Reefs to Select Marine Protected Areas

Project Summary The Bahamas has been a regional leader in the creation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), such as parks and marine fishery reserves for conservation and fishery management. At present, The bahamas has approximately 10% [...]

1503, 2017

Improving Communications

Project Summary Communicating the results of research to key audiences is a critical step to changing behaviors and building stewardship. These audiences may be diverse - ranging from resource users like fishers, to marine resource managers [...]

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MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

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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