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Back from the Brink—The Recovery of the Cahow
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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 great environmental upheaval. Believed extinct for over 300 years, a tiny number of cahows were discovered in the 1950s “literally clinging on to these godforsaken islands,” says Jeremy Madeiros, Bermuda’s senior terrestrial conservation officer. The cahow “changed our history,” he…


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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.…


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Shrimps, Swimming Crabs, and Suck Rocks: A Guide to Rockpooling in Bermuda

Take yourself down to the beach and catch a glimpse of the organisms on the shore with unique adaptations. The animals living here have to deal with one of the most dramatic changes of any habitat: the rise and fall…


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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About The Purple Sea Urchin

Sea Urchins are easily spotted in the shallow waters throughout Bermuda. They are especially abundant in Hamilton Harbour and Harrington Sound. 1. Sea urchins move slowly with their tube feet, translucent appendages that they can retract into their tests (shells).…


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5 Must-Read Books on the Environment and Climate Change

We all know the Arctic ice caps are melting.  Statistics of destruction in far-off places have little relation to our daily lives, nor do they truly make an impact on our habits. Articles and news stories are released every week,…

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All About Eve’s Pond

Back in the spring of 2020, some commuters travelling to and from the east end may have noticed with consternation the sudden arrival of heavy construction equipment on a grassy and wooded area just west of Shelly Bay on the…