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How Many Pups Are Born In A Spotted Eagle Ray Litter?
Bermuda Beasts

How Many Pups Are Born In A Spotted Eagle Ray Litter?

Seeing a spotted eagle ray, no matter how many times you've done so before, is always special. Their long thin tails, beautiful triangular wings and spotted backs make this species of ray visually unique and seeing them fly out of the water is a magnificent sight. Cruising sandy bottoms looking for food, eagle rays are most commonly seen in Flatt’s Inlet. Here are 8 other facts about spotted eagle rays we're betting you probably don't already know: 1. The beautiful markings…


Bermuda Beasts

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…


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…