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Capturing Our Underwater World: An Interview with Ron Lucas
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Capturing Our Underwater World: An Interview with Ron Lucas

Ron Lucas has wheeled about with Manta Rays in strong currents off the island of Komodo, and felt the piercing gaze of a mother whale, just a table’s length away from him, as her calf sheltered under her fin in Silver Banks, but when I asked him about his best dive, he recounted an experience in Bermuda’s eastern blue cut, known colloquially as blue hole to experienced divers.   “That’s a great dive site – we saw them streaming thought…


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Counting Tern Nests and Measuring Eggs: On the road – or water – with David 

Exiting Flatt’s Inlet, Dr. Wingate spots a green turtle with its head above water, breathing for a moment before diving back down under the waves. “It’s rare to see those around here,” he says, and he retrieves a small pad…


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Panic is Routine

This article was written by Park Breck and first appeared in the April 1960 issue of The Bermudian. It has been reproduced for the web with original spelling and photographs.    It was one of those soft, summery Bermuda afternoons…


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BREAM Report: Farming Damselfish Unlikely Consequence of Overfishing

In a report released earlier this year, Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Analysis and Monitoring (BREAM) director Dr. Thaddeus Murdoch painted a picture of the health of Bermuda’s reefs. Though in some areas we are doing worse than previous years, in many…


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Male and Female Trees

Did you know that plants can be male or female, just like animals can? That’s right, though it seems foreign to us, all plants reproduce sexually – by the fusion of gametes. Some plants, like a hibiscus, have both male…

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Is it a Butterfly or a Moth?

It’s easy to confuse moths and butterflies. In fact, insects in general are often overlooked members of the animal kingdom, and few people make it a priority to identify them the way they would a mammal. Many different varieties of…