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Bermuda Beasts: Barracuda

Probably a fish you'd hope to avoid when snorkeling or SCUBA diving, the barracuda has a reputation for being a bit of a stalker and thanks to their predator status and reputation for liking shiny things, the barracuda can be intimidating. But there's much about the barracuda that we bet you don't know, like the fact that the fish has been developing its hunting skills for 50 million years! Here are 7 other facts about the barracuda you probably don't already know.   There are more than 20 different species of barracuda that ...


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Field Notes: Royal Poinciana

One of the finest shade trees which has made its home in Bermuda is the Royal Poinciana, or “The Flame of the Forest.” Known, botanically, as Poinciana regia, and a native of Madagascar, it was probably introduced to Bermuda about 1870 from ...


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6 Things to Know Before You Visit Hungry Bay

Permission to visit Hungry Bay must be granted in advance of your visit, as it is located on the other side of a collection of private residences. The Hungry Bay nature reserve is protected as a Ramsar site, of which there are seven in Bermuda. ...


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Making Links Between Bermuda and Israel: Scientists Compare Corals Living in the Sargasso Sea and the Red Sea

When marine biologists Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley and Tali Mass met at a science conference last June, they bonded over their shared interest in deep-water coral reef research and their specialized scuba diving skills. Both are technical divers,...


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Bermuda Beasts: Parrotfish

Behold, the jewel of our water, the parrotfish! Parrotfish are common around Bermuda and our waters are some of the only places where they can still be seen in large herds. Popular reefs for the spectacle include Gravelly Bay (next to John Smith...

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The Land Crab Story: An Interview with Dr. David Wingate

Every year at the beginning of July, when Bermuda’s waters became warmer in the summer sun, a crimson migration erstwhile passed over our roads and beaches. Side-ways bumbling land crabs in their thousands used to make for the water, in some p...