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Reef Watch 2013 - Report

The Reef Watch 2013 video


Reef Watch 2013 - the printed press so far

Underwater survey: Reef Watch teammates Caroline Stockdale, left, and Bermuda Sun reporter Sarah Lagan, survey a reef located at a reef system about eight miles North East of Spanish Point. Photo from the Bermuda Sun - by Chris Burville
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Royal Gazette

Volunteers wanted for Island’s first Reef Watch By Jessie Moniz Hardy Published Aug 19, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm)

More Reef Watch teams needed By Alyssa Brewer Published Aug 28, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 27, 2013 at 11:17 pm)

Bermuda Sun
Want to help with reef research? You can still sign up Sarah Lagan, Sub-editor/Writer Wednesday, August 28, 2013 8:40 AM
Reef Watch raise more than $15k Sarah Lagan, Sub-editor/Writer Wednesday, September 04, 2013 9:25 AM
Reef Watch was fun and useful......and volunteers are wanted all year round Sarah Lagan, Sub-editor/Writer Friday, September 06, 2013 8:55 AM

Bermuda Zoological Society’s “Reef Watch” August 19, 2013
Countdown To BZS…

Reef Watch: Empowering citizens to monitor Bermuda's reefs and fishes

Bermuda’s coral reefs are vital to the persistence of our economy and wellbeing. Living coral reefs act as a self-healing protective sea wall, blocking storm waves from destroying our fragile limestone shoreline and the coastal infrastructure we built along its edge. Our tourism industry relies on the beauty and charisma of our island; contributed substantially by the many recreational and aesthetic opportunities provided by the coral reefs around us. An economic evaluation of the lagoonal reef, which represents half of the entire reef system, found that $750,000,000 to $1,250,000,000 are contributed to Bermuda’s economy annually by the reefs of Bermuda. It is strongly in our interests to ensure that the coral reef system that protects and sustains our lives is itself protected from the extensive harm that can be caused by bad human behaviour such as overfishing, dredging, shipping traffic and the global environmental threats of climate change and ocean acidification.
Not only are our …