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Beleaguered Oceans, Fragile Seas

Dawn breathed a translucent light across the Bay of Fundy. It was the kind of light that had captured the imagination of America's renowned mid-nineteenth-century marine painter Fitz Henry Lane whose depictions of ships, bays and harbours were set within a luminous serenity. A taint of brine pinched the air as waters gurgled across the bay's mudflats, heralding the opus of a new sea symphony. Fishing craft with hulls ranging from white and blue to muted red and black, securely…


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Four Species You Might Spot on the Open Ocean this Winter

Though winter brings colder winds, and sometimes choppier waters, this season can also hold some of the calmest days on the sea. Outside of the hurricane season (June 1- Nov 30), it’s possible to find the waters outside of the…


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Field Notes: Bermuda Holly

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the January 1952 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Although the Bermuda Holly is now regarded as a naturalized plant it is a…


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The Winter Beachcomber’s Guide

When you think of Bermuda you think of sun and swimming and boating, but at the moment nobody wants to get their toes wet! In the winter months, it's easy to be stuck with nothing to do. Luckily, it's not…


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Bermuda Beasts: Yellow Crowned Night Heron

Yellow crowned night herons are some of the most common large birds in Bermuda. You can spot them wading in the shallows by the edge of a pond or the ocean, hunting for fish and crabs. Here are 7  other…

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LISTEN: A Walk on the Railway Trail

For most people living in Bermuda today, the name Tynes Bay conjures up the tall, cylindrical incinerator on Palmetto Road and the waste disposal facility. Essential though it is for disposing of much of our garbage, it does not seem…