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BREAM Long Term Monitoring Sites - Google Map

While our maps and reports can be seen at www.BermudaBREAM.org, I thought it might be useful to show our long-term monitoring sites on Google Maps on our blog too.

The dots on the map below show the location of the 39 sites we monitored in 2015 and 2016. The colours represent reef zones, as follows:

Green: 10-m Forereef
Yellow: Rim Reef
Orange: Outer Lagoon
Red: Inner Lagoon.

*Colours are not an indication of reef condition.

Our latest report, that compares reef condition in 2015 and 2016 with Baseline data from 10 years ago, is going through the final review and will be out soon!


A new website for the Bermuda BREAM project

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We are happy to announce the BREAM programme has a new website, which can be seen at:

http://www.bermudaBREAM.org

That link used to direct web traffic to this weblog - which is still active and accessible via links on the new website or at: http://www.bermudaBREAM.blogspot.com

The BermudaBREAM website will allow us to:
dynamically share our raw and processed marine survey data and our GIS habitat maps provide links to our reports and updatesprovide information on our active and past projects.

2014 Reef Watch Report presented to Minister for Health and Environment

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Dr. Thaddeus Murdoch presenting a copy of the 2014 Reef Watch Report to the Hon. Jean Atherden, Minister for Health, Seniors & the Environment.The Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) is pleased to announce that the 2014 REEF Watch Report is now available to the public, and has also been officially presented to the Hon. Jean Atherden, JP, MP, Minister for Health & Environment.
The report is a culmination of the data collected during REEF Watch 2014, which was held on Saturday, June 28, and supported by lead sponsor, Hiscox. During the one-day event, members of the community were invited to participate in an island-wide effort to monitor the health of Bermuda's reefs in support of the Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Analysis and Monitoring (BREAM) programme, led by chief scientist, Dr. Thaddeus Murdoch.
Not only was the event a huge success as a fundraiser for continued reef protection and support of BREAM, it also provided scientists with an amazing amount of data that…

Reef Watch - 2014 Annual Report

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The 2014 annual report of the BZS Reef Watch project can be accessed at this:link to pdf file

BZS Reef Watch - Methods Manual

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The Reef Watch - Methods Manual is available as a pdf at this link: LINK


Reef Watch 2013 - Report via open access (google drive)

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BREAM team receives a Catlin Marine Grant award to carry out 3 years of reef erosion studies

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Catlin Marine Grant Awards Funds to Three Local Charities

…funds will continue scientific research into Bermuda’s coral reefs, and tackle waste on Bermuda shorelines

Hamilton, Bermuda, April 24, 2013.

The Bermuda End-to-End today announced three recipients for its new Catlin Marine Grant, a three-year initiative to support charitable programmes aimed at raising awareness of, and preserving and protecting Bermuda’s marine environment.

“We are very excited to announce three local charities who will receive support from this new award,” said Graham Pewter, CEO and President of Catlin Bermuda. “The goal for the three-year life of the Catlin Marine Grant is to encourage projects which have measurable outcomes and are sustainable over time.

“It was our wish, in creating this $100,000 grant, to support meaningful initiatives within the local charitable and scientific community. We are pleased to be able to fulfill this.”

The Catlin Marine Grant evolved from the reef-mapping work undertaken b…