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Claws, Paws, Feathers and Fur: 10 Cool Things about Turtles

Turtles have existed for longer than humans have. The first animals from the order Testudines have been around for at least 157 million years; much earlier than the first snakes and crocodilians. Turtles drifted in currents with and Liopleurodon and Mosasaurus, and prove their versatility and resilience as a species by still surviving today.    1. Coming Back Home
 Sea turtles exhibit breeding philopatry, and return to the same beach where they hatched to lay their eggs. A study in…


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Whale Watching in Bermuda

Spring is on its way and with it comes the migration of the Humpback Whales! The incredible Humpback Whales are now on their migration north to the Arctic's rich feeding grounds. This is the chance of a lifetime - to…


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The Bermuda Longtail: An Interview with Dr. David Wingate

Longtails have officially arrived back on the island for the warmer months, and we couldn't be happier that they're here. We spoke with Dr. David Wingate about the tropical bird, on which he is an expert, and here's what he…


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Field Notes: Amaryllis

The name Amaryllis is a popular term given to several genera such as Hippeastrum, Zephyranthes, Sprekelia and Amaryllis, all of which are well-known ornamental garden plants. In Bermuda, the plants referred to as Amaryllis are mostly hybrids of the Hippeastrum.…


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Ignoble Invasives

Gardeners and conservationists have been noticing a growing problem in Bermuda—the spread of the accidentally introduced invasive balloon vine (Cardiospermum grandiflorum) which is scrambling its insidious way across the island, from Wreck Road in Sandys to Paget Marsh, from Orange…

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Field Notes: The India-Rubber Tree

Of the introduced trees, which have found Bermuda to be an ideal environment, the India-rubber tree is undoubtedly the most conspicuous and probably commands more attention than most of the others. The gigantic limbs, the large leaves and the amazing…