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Bahamian scientists participate in coral reef exploration

Documentary records the work of a team of scientists examining the coral reefs of The Bahamas. The research was part of project organized by the Living Oceans Foundation. Pictured: Minister of the Environment Earl Deveaux addresses the audience. (BIS photo/Gena Gibbs) 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

About 500 people recently watched a documentary in the Atlantis Conference Center about a team of local and Living Oceans Foundation scientific divers examining Bahamian coral reefs suffering from coral bleaching as a result of climate change pollution and overfishing. The foundation was established by Prince Khaled bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia.

Prince Khaled and audience

Prince Khaled joins an audience of 500 to watch the launch of Mission Bahamas, which documents the finding of BNT researchers. (BIS photo/Raymond Bethel)

Seven Bahamas National Trust (BNT) researchers took part in the expedition and recalled what they observed and learned in the Living Oceans Foundation’s short film Mission Bahamas, filmed on the M/Y Golden Shadow.

The M/Y Golden Shadow is a 67-meter (220 ft) logistical support vessel that carries a Cessna Caravan Amphibious aircraft.

The M/Y Golden Shadow is owned by the Living Oceans Foundation, which is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of living oceans and pledges to champion their preservation through research, education and a commitment to Science Without Borders.

YTB International Inc, a provider of e-commerce business solutions for individual consumers and home-based independent representatives in the US, Bermuda, The Bahamas and Canada, announced last weekend that it has reached an agreement in principle to merge with LTS Nutraceuticals Inc.

Indications are that domestic economic conditions maintained a positive trend during the review month, supported by modest gains in tourism output and ongoing foreign and public sector investment projects, according to the Monthly Economic and Financial Developments, January 2012, released The Central Bank of The Bahamas this week. Download the full report here.

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