The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) hopes that their Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden will be a platform for raising awareness about threats to coral reefs and the catastrophic harm that can be caused to The Bahamas if the damage continues.
BREEF’s Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden installed off the western coastline of New Providence Island in The Bahamas earlier this month is receiving international attention from scores of on-line journals and news outlets around the world.
On Saturday, August 16, the United States Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew flew past the shoreline above a festive crowd gathered to watch a low-hover rescue swimmer demonstration in support of the all-volunteer Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association’s 44th Annual Bernie Butler Swim Race held on Coral Beach, Grand Bahama Island.
Over the years, we have seen significant violation of our sovereign waters by Dominican, Cuban and American fishermen who exploit the hamstrung, diminished capacity of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and the rigidity of international maritime law which clearly sets out the rules of engagement.
“Pants can help you float” – one of the safety tips Joshua Storr and thirty-nine other campers learned at BREEF’s eighth annual “Sea Camp” at Gerace Research Center in San Salvador held from July 21-25.
A Florida-based ocean engineer with 35 years’ experience in port and beach dredging today said photos of the dredging operation off North Bimini show proper steps are not being taken to prevent silt from killing off marine life and some of the world’s best-known coral reefs.
With 95% of The Bahamas territory underwater and most residents living within two miles of the coast, The Bahamas is listed as one of the ten most vulnerable countries in the world to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise.
The Coalition to Save Clifton has launched a series of free water tours in an effort to highlight the country’s rich natural heritage and raise awareness about the many threats confronting it.
A program aimed at replenishing coral reefs by undersea farming and forestry won plaudits this week from the national environmental movement Save The Bays which renewed its pledge to support its creator, The Nature Conservancy.