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Bermuda Beasts: The Seahorse

These fascinating little creatures are hard to spot, but with a keen eye, can be discovered tucked into algae, sponges, and mangrove tree roots. There are two known species of seahorse in Bermuda waters: the Slender Seahorse (Hippocampus reidi) and the Lined Seahorse (Hippocampus erectus). Here are six facts about these underwater wonders we're betting you don't already know. 1. Seahorses are fish. They live in water, breathe through gills, and have a swim bladder. But they don’t have scales…


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Bermuda Beasts: Sergeant Major or Cow Polly

Sergeant Majors are a kind of damsel fish that are commonly found in Bermuda waters. You’ll now have 6 interesting facts at hand the next time you spot one in a tide pool or snorkeling. 1. Sometimes called five finger…


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Field Notes: Norfolk Island Pine

This article was taken from our archives. It was first published in the December 1954 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.    The Norfolk Island Pine is probably the most luxuriant evergreen tree that…


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Bermuda Beasts: Ten Facts About Green Turtles

Where can you spot them? Anywhere in the coastal waters of Bermuda. Green turtles are most popularly found among sea grass beds, and can commonly be spotted off Clearwater Beach and Daniel’s Head.   Bermuda is the only place in…


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Bermuda Beasts: Sally Lightfoot Crab

Sally Lightfoot crabs are brightly-coloured coastal scavengers, found on Bermudas rocky shoreline. It is quite common to see Sally Lightfoots scuttling along the rocks and sand in search of something to eat or to collect the discarded shells of moulting…

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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…