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What Do Bermuda Blue Angelfish Eat?
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What Do Bermuda Blue Angelfish Eat?

The Bermuda Blue Angelfish, or Holacanthus bermudensis, is just one of many different types of colorful angelfish in the world’s oceans. It adds delightful bursts of colour to local reefs with its multi shades of blue and contrasting yellow-tipped fins. Angelfish were so named because of their shape; their fins resemble angel wings, and when turned head-down they appear to have the silhouette of an angel. Some species also have shimmering scales that reflect light. The native Bermuda Blue Angelfish…


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Are Purple Sea Urchins Immortal?

Sea Urchins are easily spotted in the shallow waters throughout Bermuda. They are especially abundant in Hamilton Harbour and Harrington Sound. 1. Sea urchins move slowly with their tube feet, translucent appendages that they can retract into their tests (shells).…


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How Can You Tell the Age of a Sand Dollar?

While they're not common per say, it is possible to find sand dollars in certain areas of Bermuda but how much do we know about the ocean-floor dwelling echinoid? Here are 8 facts about sand dollars you probably don't already…


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How Do Parrotfish Protect Our Reefs?

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…


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Where are the Glow Worms?

If you have only ever been to Bermuda during winter or spring, you might not be aware of the spectacular underwater shows that happen in the warmer months. The Bermuda fireworm, simply referred to as “glow worms” locally, has precisely-timed…

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How Painful is the Cassiopeia Jellyfish’s Contactless Sting?

Also known as the upside-down jellyfish or mangrove jelly, this strange creature is very different from the average jellyfish. Here are 8 facts about the Cassiopeia jellyfish you probably don't already know. 1. While most jellies drift with the current, their…