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Fish for the future

Today, 60% of the world’s major marine ecosystems are degraded or threatened from unsustainable practices (www.unesco.org, 2015)Since 1950, there has been a 90% decline in the populations of large predatory fish such as tuna and cod (Myers & Worm, 2003).

We must ACT NOW to ensure that we will have fish for the future.

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Discover. Explore. Protect.

The Bahamas is a nation of islands with ~95% of our territory consisting of shallow seas. Our economy, livelihoods and culture are inextricably linked to the health of our oceans.

BREEF’s mission is to promote the conservation of the Bahamian marine environment

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Summertime at BREEF comes to an end.

Summertime at BREEF is always packed with fun-filled adventure and underwater excitement. Each year BREEF spends time in the Family Islands hosting workshops and sea camps, but we always make time to spend at camps here in New Providence. Campers from this year’s C.V....

BESS Alumna Denee Rankine Participates in Conch Research Expedition

At the very beginning of June 2016, I was given the opportunity to travel along the islands of Andros and Bimini, on board the Coral Reef II. The purpose of the trip was to survey conch populations in the Northwestern Bahamas, to see whether populations were...

BESS Alumnus Kerwin Mullings Participates in Conch Research Expedition

During my time on the conch expedition, I have met scientist that changed the way I execute certain situations today.  Like how I can do things the easy way instead of hurting myself doing it the long way. The goal of the trip was to survey Queen Conch abundance using...




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Hurricane heroes in the sea? These tiny coral polyps make up the massive coral reefs that protect our islands from the worst of the storm damage. They are natural breakwaters and are our first line of defence. Special thanks to all of the hurricane heroes on land who are helping put the country back together again, and to the coral reefs underwater protecting us every day. (This is a photo of Great Star Coral - Montastraea cavernosa.) ... See MoreSee Less

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