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May, 2017

  • 11 May

    Rotary Donates to Whale Camp

    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.

April, 2017

  • 13 April

    BMMRO Raises Funds to Support Student Summer Programs

    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.

December, 2016

  • 15 December

    Florida Manatee Decides it’s Better in The Bahamas

    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.

August, 2016

  • 10 August

    Whale Camp Concludes in Sandy Point

    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 …

July, 2016

  • 28 July

    Campers Rescue Captured, Injured Sea Turtle

      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 …

June, 2016

  • 2 June

    Rotary Donates to BMMRO for Whale Camp

    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.

April, 2016

  • 1 April

    New Whale Hunting Business to be Stationed at North Abaco Port

    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.

September, 2015

  • 10 September

    Whale Carcass Washes Ashore in Man-O-War

    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.

September, 2014

  • 11 September

    Randy Returns to Abaco Looking for Love

    The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization are reporting the recent sighting of Randy the Manatee.

August, 2013

  • 29 August

    Georgie the manatee is re-released to the Berry Islands

    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).