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

"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 [...]

By | 2019-04-11T17:54:57+00:00 April 11th, 2019|, , |

180 Coral Fragments Relocated To Their New Home On Cannonball Reef

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 [...]

By | 2019-03-26T15:40:41+00:00 March 26th, 2019|, , |

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

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 [...]

By | 2019-03-06T22:09:08+00:00 March 6th, 2019|, |

Trading Snow for Scuba – Will Greene

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 [...]

By | 2019-02-25T21:18:50+00:00 February 25th, 2019|, |

AGRRA With ANGARI – South Abaco & East Grand Bahama

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) [...]

By | 2019-02-20T18:10:11+00:00 February 20th, 2019|, , |

Forfar Field Station Outplant 126 fragments from their Coral Nursery on Andros, The Bahamas

Forfar Field Station Outplant 126 Fragments from their Coral Nursery on Andros, The Bahamas. by: Anna Safryghin - Forfar Field Station On October 22nd and October 23rd, 2018, The Perry Institute for Marine Science Reef Rescue Network and staff from Forfar Field Station on Andros braved the high seas [...]

By | 2018-11-21T21:36:16+00:00 November 21st, 2018|, , |

Building A Coral Kindergarten

Growing A "Coral Kindergarten" by Lily Haines “The lessons learned here have the potential to guide coral restoration efforts around the world.”  - Craig Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Perry Institute for Marine Science Coral reefs are natural treasure troves in the Bahamas: they harbor thousands of marine species, support over 40,000 jobs [...]

How did Hurricane Matthew impact Bahamian Coral Reefs?

The Perry Institute for Marine Science led surveys of several coral reefs receiving different levels of impact from Hurricane Matthew in several parts of The Bahamas.  Reefs surveyed after Matthew were reefs previously surveyed 12 months prior to the storm to assess before and after impacts. Sites surveyed experienced varying impacts [...]

By | 2018-01-18T14:43:45+00:00 February 2nd, 2017||

Nassau Grouper: The Winter Research Trip

Trip’s Purpose December 2016 Nassau grouper research team During the full moon in December 2016, a research team led by Krista Sherman (University of Exeter/Shedd Aquarium) and Dr. Craig Dahlgren (Perry Institute for Marine Science/Bahamas National Trust) conducted surveys, tagged and sampled Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) around Long Island, Bahamas. Some of the [...]

By | 2018-01-18T14:43:46+00:00 January 12th, 2017|, |

A Proactive Approach to Restoring Bahamian Coral Reefs

The Perry Institute for Marine Science represented The Bahamas, along with long-time partner, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), at an international workshop on coral reef restoration.  This is a rapidly advancing field that is gaining momentum in The Bahamas. Reef restoration work in The Bahamas is a collaborative effort between several local and international organizations including: [...]

By | 2018-01-18T14:43:46+00:00 December 2nd, 2016||