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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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Field Notes: Whistling Pine

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the January 1953 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  During the last five years Bermudians have become almost as interested in the tree…


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Bermuda Beasts: Sea Hare

These marine gastropods are some of the largest sea slugs in the ocean. They look like hardly more than a clump of fabric underwater, but upon closer inspection, divers will find the billowing body of the sea hare, which appears…


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Coral Gardening: The Future of Marine Conservation

In the third of a four-part series exploring the issues, initiatives and events which impact Bermuda’s ocean, we speak to Dr Samia Sarkis, Director of Research and Development at the Living Reefs Foundation (LRF), about the ground-breaking work they are…


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The Gift That Lasts Forever: Elm Lodge

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 parcel…

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Bermuda Beasts: The Bermuda Land Snail

Believed to have been extinct for nearly forty years, the endemic Bermuda land snail is back again thanks to conservation efforts. So what makes these little critters so special? Here are 7 facts about the land snail you probably don't…