Join us on Thursday, March 8, for BIOS' Science Talk series with Senior Scientist, Dr. Mike Lomas at XL House. Lecture begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10. RSVP Vanessa.Shorto@bios.edu or call 297-1880.
A team of international researchers has concluded that human-caused CO2 has increased ocean acidity far beyond their natural levels. The research was published online recently in the prominent science journal Nature.
In the past, if you wanted to measure Bermuda’s reefs you had to don a scuba tank and dive, tape measure in hand; but now, a new scientist at BIOS, Dr. Eric Hochberg, hopes to get a little help from above.
By Helen Jardine for Saltus Magazine Spring 2012
Saltus alum John Paul Skinner swears he has the “best job ever.” In his role as Education Officer at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), “JP,” as he likes to be called, regularly divides his time between running a number of diverse educational programmes and taking students into the field—“the really fun part,” he says, as it typically involves a boat ride out to Bermuda’s reefs.
Our mission: to explore the ocean around Bermuda. Your challenge: to understand the tools scientists use to study it! In January 2012 over 1,100 primary school students participated in the Explorer program at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, under the auspices of the newly established ‘Ocean Academy’.
When more than 1,100 Bermudian primary school children took part in the BIOS Explorer program at the East End research facility in the winter of 2012, two colourful lionfish, Simba and Nala, were among the stars of the show.