Monster hurricanes reached U.S. during prehistoric periods of ocean warming

New research on coastal sediments, funded in part by BIOS’s Risk Prediction Initiative, shows that prehistoric hurricanes along the northern East Coast of the United States were likely more frequent and intense than those that have hit within recorded history.

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As Bermuda braces for Gonzalo, underwater glider studies hurricane impact

An oceanographer is deploying an undersea glider to take measurements during the Category 3 storm, which is expected to hit Bermuda. Hopefully, the rare underwater perspective will yield insights that can be used to develop forecasting models.

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Photos: Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was held today [July 19] with the weigh-in taking place at BIOS at 3pm, after members of the public were invited to help eradicate the invasive pest by joining in by “Eating ‘Em to Beat ‘Em.”

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James Newton Butler

With the death on October 22, 2012, of James Newton Butler, Harvard and science witnessed the passing of an environmental pioneer. Jim is remembered in Cambridge for his humor, curiosity, and kindness as well as for his scientific achievements. Yet his Harvard colleagues were hardly aware that for decades he brought the same gifts to important biological research in Bermuda.

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Lionfish Control Plan completed

I rise today to inform this Honourable House that a Control Plan for the invasive lionfish has been completed.  The Plan was developed in a collaborative effort between Government, NGOs, and concerned citizens through a group known as the Lionfish Taskforce.

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BIOS Time Series Helps Scientists Confirm Ocean Acidification

In a unique collaboration researchers from around the globe have studied data from seven time-series and found that despite the varying geographic locations, each of the time-series sites exhibited similar changes in ocean chemistry due to anthropogenic CO2, confirming what many scientists have believed for years: ocean acidification is indeed changing ocean chemistry.

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Looking to the Future: Careers in Ocean Science

While majors in medicine, computers and information management, and biotechnology remain popular, there are a variety of majors in ocean science that can provide Bermudian students with unique opportunities to explore the world and contribute to the global understanding of how the ocean influences climate change, the world economy, and our daily lives.

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BIOS Bids Farewell to Dr. John Steele

It is with a heavy heart, but fond memories, that the BIOS community says goodbye to Dr. John Steele, a long-time supporter of BIOS and a pioneer in the field of marine ecosystems modeling.

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BASS Continues Sargasso Advocacy Efforts

The Bermuda Association for the Sargasso Sea [BASS] is continuing with its efforts to see a marine reserve created that will encompass much of the waters within a 200-mile radius of Bermuda.

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Exhibit’s Focus Is On Bermuda Beach Pollution

New York artist Bonnie Holden Monteleone collects digital images of plastic artifacts retrieved from some of the most remote aquatic regions on the planet but the impact of this pollution on Bermuda’s beaches is the centrepiece of her upcoming exhibit.

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BIOS Helps Teachers Bring Science to Life

While students enjoy the half-term break this month a group of approximately 50 teachers–many from the public school system–will be participating in the annual BIOS Professional Development Workshops.  The workshops emphasize making real-world connections between current scientific research topics and what’s being taught in science classrooms.

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