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Bermuda Beasts: The Cahow

Endemic to Bermuda, the Cahow, or Bermuda petrel is the 2nd or 3rd rarest seabird in the world and after being thought extinct since 1620, the cahow was only rediscovered in 1951. Here are 7 facts about the Cahow you probably don't know, but should.   1. Bermuda is the only place in the world where Cahows live and specifically, Nonsuch Island its surrounding rocks is the only location in Bermuda where the birds have been found. To read more…


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The Winter Beachcomber’s Guide

When you think of Bermuda you think of sun and swimming and boating, but at the moment nobody wants to get their toes wet! In the winter months, it's easy to be stuck with nothing to do. Luckily, it's not…


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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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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: 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…