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Field Notes: The Paw Paw Tree
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Field Notes: The Paw Paw Tree

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the October 1952 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. A well-known plant found in most tropical and sub-tropical countries is the Papaw or Papaya, Carica papaya. It is a native of South America and is extensively cultivated in the tropical parts of the world for its edible fruit. These fruits somewhat resemble melons and are usually eaten in the same way. They vary…


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Bermuda Beasts: Blue Dragon Nudibranch

Even the name of this little high seas traveller inspires interest, and recalls fantastical tales of the mysterious Bermuda triangle. Far from the size of a folkloric dragon, the blue dragon (Glaucus atlanticus) is only about 3 centimetres long. However,…


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6 Bermuda Beauties You Didn’t Know Were Endemic

Who knew Bermuda had its own subspecies of bream? Or garfish for that matter? Here are 6 animals found here and nowhere else.     1. White-Eyed Vireo Affectionately known as a Chick-of-the-Village in Bermuda, our white-eyed vireo is a…


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Bermuda Beasts: The Sand Dollar

While they're not common per say, it is possible to find sand dollars in certain areas of Bermuda but how much do we know about the ocean-floor dwelling echinoid? Here are 8 facts about sand dollars you probably don't already…


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Back from the Brink—The Recovery of the Cahow

In a world where many species are at risk of extinction, the survival and recovery of the Bermuda petrel, more commonly known as the cahow, stands out as a global inspiration, providing a glimmer of hope in a time of…

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What’s Living in the Sargasso Sea?

The struggle for life that persists in every organism on earth has prompted the creation of whimsical habitats and ingenious adaptations, which allow for the most efficient conversion of the sun’s energy into energy that can be used by them.…