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Bermuda Beasts: Chiton

Local beachcombers are likely to come across the oval-shaped chitons that are known to us as "suck rocks" - but what are these creatures? What do they eat? How do they see? And where do they come from? Here are 5 things you probably don't already know. 1. Although these primitive organisms started evolving approximately 500 million years ago at the start of the Paleozoic era, they've made slow progress: the creature we see today is very similar to the creature that…


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The Gift That Lasts Forever: The Butterfield Nature Reserves

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in our Fall 2006 issue. It appears here as it did originally.    What could be sweeter than giving a present to your country and countrymen by wrapping up a…


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Bermuda Beasts: The Sixgill Shark

Although it’s incredibly rare to encounter sixgill sharks, there is reason to believe that there are more of them in Bermuda’s waters than any other species. Sixgill sharks have very distinct features and live in the dark depths off Bermuda’s…


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In the Garden: Summer

Come June, the royal poinciana’s blazing blossoms signal that summer has arrived in Bermuda. A favourite deciduous tree in many a Bermudian garden ever since it first arrived in the nineteenth century, the poinciana’s leafy parasol supplies refuge from the…


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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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Grab the Champagne: 4 Cahow Chicks Hatched on Nonsuch Island!

It's been an eventful and exciting past few days for the Cahow colony at Nonsuch Island. Jeremy Madeiros, Senior Terrestrial Conservation Officer, confirmed on Saturday that 4 chicks have been born in the past five days, in addition to two…