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What is the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme?

The Bermuda Government is taking steps to ensure the preservation of Bermuda's marine ecosystems for future generations. Here we break down the goals of the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme and what it means for us as Bermudians.   What is the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme?  The Bermuda Government, the WAITT Institute, and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences recently committed to protecting 20% of Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) by 2022. Protecting 20% of our EEZ would introduce an area equal…


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Pollution Is Not Some Esoteric Thing: An Interview With Dr. Jamie Bacon

Twenty years ago, scientist Dr. Jamie Bacon began seeing the first deformities in Bermuda’s toads. The toads she observed may have had a limb missing, or an extra limb, or even only one eye. These deformities were numerous and impractical…


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Bermuda Beasts: Barracuda

Probably a fish you'd hope to avoid when snorkeling or SCUBA diving, the barracuda has a reputation for being a bit of a stalker and thanks to their predator status and reputation for liking shiny things, the barracuda can be…


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5 Migratory Birds You Might See This Spring

During the spring, visiting birds passing through Bermuda on migratory routes are sporting wonderful breeding plumage. Though few breed here, many different species can be seen passing through, especially at places like Spittle Pond. Besides migratory species, Bermuda has a…


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Field Notes: The Bermudiana

The article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the May 1953 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. One of the few endemic plants of Bermuda is a plant of the Iris…

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Bermuda Beasts: Leatherback Sea Turtle

Very occasionally passing through Bermuda as adults, these dark and prehistoric turtles are a wonder to behold. Leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea) are the largest of the turtle species by far. The largest specimen ever observed was 2,015 pounds and almost 3…