Animals/Pets

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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Green turtle dies after being attacked by sharks

July 18, 2016

A FEMALE green turtle weighing 200lbs rescued at Lyford Cay in western New Providence yesterday after being attacked and injured by sharks has died.

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Bahama Parrot population shows recovery

July 14, 2016

THE endangered Bahama Parrot population continues to recover on the two Family Islands where they still live, thanks to national park protection and predator control co-ordinated by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT).

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Scientists raise 11 of the rarest lizards

July 14, 2016

A handful of extremely rare lizards have been bred by scientists.

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'No need to be alarmed by hammerhead sharks'

July 06, 2016

DIVING experts and marine science officials are emphasising that the public should not be alarmed by instances in which Great Hammerhead sharks are spotted near harbours, warning that the often passive species has a history of swimming in shallow waters.

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African wildlife officials appalled as EU opposes a total ban on ivory trade

July 06, 2016

Wildlife officials in nearly 30 African states say they are appalled by an EU decision to oppose a comprehensive global ban on the ivory trade.

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This bird species can fly for months at a time without landing

July 04, 2016

If there were an endurance record for bird species, the little-known frigatebird would win.

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Meet the bony-eared assfish (Yes, really.)

June 29, 2016

It looks like the slippery dick finally has a challenger for the title of fish with the most ridiculous common name. Introducing the bony-eared assfish (Acanthonus armatus).

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