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Bermuda Beasts: 7 Facts About Lionfish

Where might you meet them? Throughout Bermuda's waters, from shallow reefs, to up to 300m below the surface. Lionfish are native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and are often kept as aquarium pets. Lionfish were introduced to the Atlantic ocean in the 1980s. Some believe that a few aquarium specimens were released off the east coast of the U.S., and were subsequently swept down to Bermuda in a hurricane. They first appeared in Bermuda in 2001. They are indiscriminate predators, feeding mostly on small fish and crustaceans. A s...

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Bermuda Beasts: 7 Facts About Whistling Frogs

Where can you spot them? It might be hard to spot them, but you can hear them every night! They are active at night and may be spotted hunting on walls or window panes. During the day they can be found in cool, shady spots, like under mossy rock...

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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 s...

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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About Longtails

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. Longtails are open-ocean birds that only come to land to breed. Lo...

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All Ablaze

Travelling around beautiful Bermuda in the summer months is made all the more stunning by the flowering of our royal poinciana trees. In full bloom in June and July, the sight of these trees ablaze in red can be breathtaking. It’s no wonder th...

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Mysteries of the Sargasso Sea

Bermuda is the only land mass located inside the vast Sargasso Sea. Named for its abundance of Sargasso seaweed, which provides a habitat for small marine animals in the vast, clear blue, deep ocean desert, the Sargasso Sea is a biodiversity hot...