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Saving Bermuda’s Intertidal Forests
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Saving Bermuda’s Intertidal Forests

Mangroves protect coastlines, provide wildlife habitat and are a huge carbon sink. For Bermuda to lose what is left would be an environmental disaster. In spite of being a protected species, mangroves are threatened by rising sea levels, hurricanes and human pollution. We examine why they are so crucial and look at what we can do to help them thrive. When an undersea earthquake sent 100-foot-high waves barrelling to the coastlines of countries bordering the Indian Ocean on December 26,…


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7 Things You Should Know About Bermuda’s Natural History

How much do you know about Bermuda's natural history? 1. We Used to have a Land Tortoise, Just Like the GalapagosHesperotestudo bermudae was recorded in the Bermudian fossil record in the Pleistocene era. Recent research papers say that this is…


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How Fast Can A Barracuda Swim?

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…


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Best Places to See Bermuda’s Geology: Crystal Caves

Bermuda is a natural haven for geologists and non-geologists alike, from the black volcanic rocks that punctuate the shoreline to the pink sand and boiler reefs at the surface of clear turquoise waters. In this series The Bermudian will investigate…


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A Guided Walk on Cooper’s Island

Clearwater Beach and Turtle Bay, part of Clearwater Beach Park, can be reached by motorised traffic (St David’s bus No 6). Once you reach the last car park opposite Turtle Bay, you will see the old gate that marked the…

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Field Notes: The Canary or Cavendish Banana

This article was first published in The Bermudian in September 1952. It appears here exactly as it did originally. Visitors to Bermuda show a keen interest in the Banana. Probably more photographs are taken of this plant than of any…