Animals/Pets

Duncombe laments fisheries regulation change

September 14, 2016

ReEarth President Sam Duncombe said she finds it "very disturbing" that just this week the barriers to taking fish caught recreationally in The Bahamas to Florida by water were lowered.

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This dolphin has invented a way to overcome a disability

September 13, 2016

Dolphins usually breathe using their blowhole. But it now seems this is not a hard-and-fast rule.

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Atlantis releases newest batch of turtle hatchlings
Atlantis releases newest batch of turtle hatchlings

September 09, 2016

Another successful release exercise of newly hatched green sea turtles was recently carried out by Atlantis’ Water Features Department.

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Zika fogging insecticides responsible for bee deaths

September 05, 2016

AN ENVIRONMENTAL Health Services executive has acknowledged that insecticides being used in fogging efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus are responsible for the increase in deaths of indigenous bees.

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Praise for action in saving turtle

September 02, 2016

OFFICERS and officials in Grand Bahama have been praised by two leading environmental groups for their quick thinking in arresting and charging a man with illegal possession of a protected loggerhead turtle and releasing it back into the ocean.

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Atlantis 'racing' turtle raises awareness of sea threats

September 02, 2016

A LEATHERBACK turtle sponsored by Atlantis, Paradise Island, as part of its marine conservation efforts is aiming to be the fourth winner in five years for the resort in a marathon 'race' from its nesting beaches to its foraging grounds.

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Atlantis Calypso Blue back in the race to support marine conservation!
Atlantis Calypso Blue back in the race to support marine conservation!

September 02, 2016

On Monday, August 1st, Calypso Blue V, the Atlantis-sponsored Leatherback turtle, began this year’s Tour de Turtles marathon in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Waterkeepers Bahamas, Save The Bays applaud quick official action saving 100-lb loggerhead turtle

September 01, 2016

Waterkeepers Bahamas and Save The Bays today joined forces to praise officers and officials in Grand Bahama for quick thinking and action, arresting and charging a man with illegal possession of a protected loggerhead turtle and releasing the turtle back into the ocean.

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Praise to police for protecting waters from poachers

August 30, 2016

INCREASED protection of Bahamian waters from poachers by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) has "played an instrumental role" in helping to make what many fishermen are saying is the best lobster season for 20 years.

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Activist hits out at cay's hurricane preparedness

August 25, 2016

A local environmental advocate has questioned the soundness of Blackbeard Cay's hurricane disaster and recovery plan, charging that a "global tragedy" could occur if the nine dolphins kept at the Balmoral Island facility are washed "out to sea" because of a hurricane.

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Officials deny dolphin and calf separated at Blackbeard's Cay

August 19, 2016

A DEPARTMENT of Marine Resources senior official yesterday denied claims by concerned local environmental activists that a mother dolphin and her recently born male calf were allegedly separated prematurely at Blackbeard's Cay.

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Anger as dolphin calf 'separated' from mother at Blackbeard's Cay

August 18, 2016

LOCAL environmental activists are up in arms over the alleged separation of a dolphin mother and her recently born male calf at Blackbeard's Cay, an "unconscionable" act they claim will adversely affect the health and lives of both creatures.

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Summer interns study natural history of summer internship at Leon Levy Preserve

August 17, 2016

Three College of The Bahamas students - Rose Charles, Brendan Toote, and Antonette Hudson - were selected as interns from 15 applicants by the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera this summer.

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Daisy heads towards The Bahamas

August 04, 2016

An endangered turtle rescued by fisherman off North Shore with a rusting hook caught in its trachea has left the island’s waters and is now swimming towards the Bahamas.

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Bahamas crawfish season 2016-2017 now open
Bahamas crawfish season 2016-2017 now open

August 02, 2016

The Department of Marine Resources wishes to advise the general public of the opening of the crawfish season on the August 1, 2016 to the March 31, 2017.

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A summer with the horses of Camperdown

July 29, 2016

CAMPERDOWN Riding Club's popular summer camp ends today after five weeks, with children having enjoyed the chance to have riding lessons, groom horses and take them into the sea to cool off.

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Pet Food Institute- Caribbean contest offers athletes shot at free entry into 4th Annual Potcakeman Triathlon

July 29, 2016

Before they leap off the starting blocks, cycle down the road or dive into the water, three Potcakeman triathletes will already be winners—provided they are passionate about their pets, that is.

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Kennel Club shines in Savannah contest

July 26, 2016

MEMBERS of the Bahamas Kennel Club (BKC) travelled to Savannah, Georgia at the end of June to compete in the annual Savannah Dog Training Club's Obedience Trials.

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VIDEO: Texas dentist describes Abaco shark attack

July 25, 2016

A 62-year-old dentist from Texas was attacked by a 6-foot bull shark while free diving in waters near Green Turtle Cay, Abaco early Saturday morning.

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Youngsters enjoy zoo camp

July 19, 2016

YOUNG summer campers at Ardastra met Daisy the Bahamian Boa Constrictor - all five feet of her - yesterday as the Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre opened its second week of holiday programmes for children.

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