The Camp typically includes exposing students to all aspects of marine mammal science, such as scientific data collection, acoustic monitoring of a local population of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and photo-identification.
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) gathered a large crowd at Cracker P’s to raise funds to support their educational programmes for Bahamian students. Each summer BMMRO hosts Whale Camp and Internship programmes targeting young Bahamians who have demonstrated a keen interest in marine science.
A Florida manatee known as “Washburn” has made history by being the first manatee that researchers have actively tracked as it crossed the Gulf Stream and arrived in the Bahamas. Scientists from the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) confirmed the pregnant manatee is now swimming in the waters of the northern Abacos near Grand Cay.
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) located in Sandy Point, Abaco conducted its annual whale camp in July. During two weeks in July, ten young Bahamians who all share an interest in marine life attended camp at BMMRO. The campers were a mixture of Bahamian students representing public and …
During the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation’s (BMMRO) Whale Camp in early July the group led by Felice Knowles (Biologist and Manatee Specialist, and Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator) rescued a captive injured turtle in the Sandy Point area. Ms. Knowles said that around 3pm the group was in …
The Rotary Club of Abaco made a donation to the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization to assist with Whale Camp 2016. Left to right Valerie Dean; Dr. Diane Claridge, Executive Director; Dr. Charlotte Dunn, President and Charles Carey, President RCOA.
In an agreement between the Bahamian, Japanese and Chinese Governments, a whaling operation is set to be headquartered at the Chinese-constructed North Abaco Port (NAP) north of Coopers Town. The Bahamas has opened its waters to a billionaire, foreign investor who will bring in Japanese scientists to train Abaconians how to hunt whales.
On September 6 the carcass of an unknown marine mammal was reported having been washed ashore on Man-O-War Cay. It was confirmed to be a Short-Finned Pilot whale by local scientists and Man-O-War resident, Nancy Albury.
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization are reporting the recent sighting of Randy the Manatee.
In January of this year some Abaco residents may remember a young manatee being rescued from Cherokee. We are pleased to announce that Georgie has now been released once more to Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands after a successful rehabilitation at Atlantis’ Dolphin Cay. She was successfully released on Wednesday 14th August by the Atlantis Animal Rescue Team from the Atlantis Dolphin Cay Marine Mammal Rescue Center, with the help of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO).