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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About Longtails

Where can you spot them? In the skies above Bermuda's coasts. Their nests can also be seen in crevices in coastal rock faces throughout the island in the breeding season. 1. Longtails are open-ocean birds that only come to land to breed. 2. Longtails mate for life, and participate in spectacular aerial courtship displays, which can be seen in Bermuda’s skies in April. 3. Each parent alternates between incubating the egg and hunting in the open ocean. When the egg…


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7 Things You Should Know About Bermuda’s Natural History

How much do you know about Bermuda's natural history? 1. We Used to have a Land Tortoise, Just Like the GalapagosHesperotestudo bermudae was recorded in the Bermudian fossil record in the Pleistocene era. Recent research papers say that this is…


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Bermuda Beasts: Beardfish

The Bermuda Beardfish, as it is proposed to be commonly named, marks a new discovery in the beardfish species. The new species falls under the genus Polymixia, and was discovered on Bermuda’s deep slope. Here are a few more interesting…


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Best Places to See Bermuda’s Geology: Crystal Caves

Bermuda is a natural haven for geologists and non-geologists alike, from the black volcanic rocks that punctuate the shoreline to the pink sand and boiler reefs at the surface of clear turquoise waters. In this series The Bermudian will investigate…


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5 Reasons Why Protecting Bermuda’s Sharks is a Worthwhile Venture

Sharks serve an integral role in marine ecosystems and impact local economies. Whether off the coasts or in international waters, sharks help maintain the balance of species in the ocean. Ultimately, the amount that we don’t know about sharks tremendously…

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Bermuda Beasts: Black Grouper

Black groupers, commonly known as rockfish, are highly sought after, not simply because they taste good but also because their numbers have declined so significantly in recent years that they’re just not as easy to come by. Here in Bermuda,…