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What Is A Longtail Igloo?
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What Is A Longtail Igloo?

Where can you spot them? In the skies above Bermuda's coasts. Their nests can also be seen in crevices in coastal rock faces throughout the island in the breeding season. 1. Longtails are open-ocean birds that only come to land to breed. 2. Longtails mate for life, and participate in spectacular aerial courtship displays, which can be seen in Bermuda’s skies in April. 3. Each parent alternates between incubating the egg and hunting in the open ocean. When the egg…


Bermuda Beasts

At What Age Can The Black Grouper Change From Female to Male?

Black groupers, commonly known as rockfish, are highly sought after, not simply because they taste good but also because their numbers have declined so significantly in recent years that they’re just not as easy to come by. Here in Bermuda,…


Bermuda Beasts

What Is The Lifespan Of A Queen Conch?

The name "queen conch" refers to both the large, marine mollusk and its shell. Queen conchs are soft-bodied animals, belonging to the same group as clams, oysters, octopi, and squid. They live in shallow, warm waters on coral reefs or…


Bermuda Beasts

What is the Hatch Rate of Cahows?

Endemic to Bermuda, the Cahow, or Bermuda petrel is the 2nd or 3rd rarest seabird in the world and after being thought extinct since 1620, the cahow was only rediscovered in 1951. Here are 10 facts about the Cahow you…


Bermuda Beasts

How Is The Northern Cardinal Similar to the Flamingo?

The striking red cardinal, which hails from North America was introduced to Bermuda in the 1800s and has been a welcome sight in gardens across the island ever since. Here are 5 things you might not know about this abundant…

Bermuda Beasts

How Many Hearts Does The Common Octopus Have?

If you have ever encountered an octopus while exploring Bermuda’s waters, consider yourself lucky. Octopuses are incredibly shy creatures and although they are native to Bermuda, they can be hard to find as they are most active from dusk into…