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8 Smells Every Bermudian Knows
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8 Smells Every Bermudian Knows

Hold ya nose! This one's a doozy!   1. Road Toad Unfortunately, toads have become frequent casualties on Bermuda’s roads, much like land crabs used to be in their huge numbers. And when they get squashed and bake on the roads… yuck!   2. Seaweed Covered Beaches Sargassum is invaluable for the structural integrity of our islands, holding beach dunes together and strengthening the coastline but it gives off a stinky pong when it’s left to rot and turn crunchy…


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Bermuda Beasts: Mosquito

It's summer, and that means mosquitoes are out in droves. There are over 3,500 different species of mosquito, six of which have been recorded in Bermuda. The Asian tiger mosquito is a known carrier of chikungunya disease, while the yellow…


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The 411 on Ciguatera

What is ciguatera, what the symptoms are and how to avoid getting it.    What is ciguatera? Ciguatera is a foodborn illness (food poisoning) caused by eating fish that is contaminated by ciguatera toxin. Ciguatera toxin is a heat-stable lipid…


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Making Links Between Bermuda and Israel: Scientists Compare Corals Living in the Sargasso Sea and the Red Sea

When marine biologists Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley and Tali Mass met at a science conference last June, they bonded over their shared interest in deep-water coral reef research and their specialized scuba diving skills. Both are technical divers, skilled at using equipment…


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Long Live the Longtails!

Each February, March, I feel a frisson of anxiety: What if the longtails don’t come back? How could we possibly enjoy our summers without them? It’s a ridiculous worry, really. Every year these white-tailed tropic birds, with their distinctive forked…

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Bermuda Beasts: Hogfish

A well-known Bermudian specialty is the Hogfish (Lachnolaminus maximus). These beautiful creatures habit our waters and are valued as a delicacy. Here are seven interesting facts about Hogfish: 1. Hogfish can be found inshore and in shallow waters. They love…