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Explore Seagrass Beds by Wading or Snorkeling

Seagrass beds are an ecosystem unique from coral reefs, but deserving of as much acclaim. They occupy inshore shallow waters, and act to trap marine sediments suspended in the water column, making our waters crystal clear. Their roots also stabilise the sandy bottom and minimize the effects of erosion. Sea grass beds can create 10 litres of oxygen per square metre per day. One hectare of sea grass is estimated to be worth about $19,000 per year because of the…


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Bermuda Beasts: Toads

The toad (Bufo marinus) is a characteristic Bermudian species, often lit up at night by you car’s headlights. These amphibians lumber along slowly with grumpy countenance, but despite their strange appearance they can be helpful to have in the garden.…


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Bermuda Beasts: Parrotfish

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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Morgan’s Island Hosts Rediscovered Endemic Snail

Morgan’s Island is a sentinel to Ely’s Harbour, an idyllic calm cove used for mooring pleasure boats. This picturesque little island is owned by the Bermuda National Trust, and has come in to the limelight recently as one of two…


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5 Gardens Every Nature Lover will Adore

Studies show that just 5 minutes spent in nature can help to improve your mood. Here are 5 gardens worth experiencing for the sake of mental health.   1. Palm Grove Although privately owned by the Gibbons family, the public…

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Bermuda Beasts: The Centipede

Feared worse than any other creature, big or small in Bermuda is the dreaded centipede. Large and venomous, just the thought of a centipede is enough to unnerve even the strongest of humans. Once thought to only inhabit St. David’s,…