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Field Notes: The Canary or Cavendish Banana

Visitors to Bermuda show a keen interest in the Banana. Probably more photographs are taken of this plant than of any other. To the resident of the tropical and sub-tropical countries, the Banana and it habit of growth is a familiar sight, but to the visitors from more northern climates the Banana plant creates a special kind of interest, because it is quite different in its habit of growth compared with the majority of fruit-bearing plants. Again people seeing this…


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Bermuda Beasts: Green Moray Eel

The green moray eel (Gymnothorax funebris) is found in the western Atlantic from New Jersey, Bermuda, and the northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil, at depths down to 40 m. Here are 8 other facts about green moray eels you…


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Bermuda Beasts: Wolf Spider

Usually brown, grey or tan with dark markings, the wolf spider, while common in Bermuda, evokes shudders from those who have encountered one indoors. Here are 6 facts about the wolf spider you probably don't already know. 1. Ever wonder…


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Wildlife 101: Diamondback Terrapins with Dr. Mark Outerbridge

How much do you know about the Diamondback Terrapin? We spoke with expert Dr. Mark Outerbridge of the Department of Conservation Services to find out what it is that makes the Diamondback Terrapin so special and what we can do…


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Field Notes: Oleander

One of the finest floral features of Bermuda is that provided by the Oleander. To fully appreciate the loveliness of the flowers they must be seen, for words can scarcely describe the dazzling brilliance of the Oleanders during the months…

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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About The Purple Sea Urchin

Sea Urchins are easily spotted in the shallow waters throughout Bermuda. They are especially abundant in Hamilton Harbour and Harrington Sound. 1. Sea urchins move slowly with their tube feet, translucent appendages that they can retract into their tests (shells).…