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Bermuda Beasts: Moon Jellyfish

Usually found bobbing in the bays of Bermuda in the summer months, this sneaky floating creature is a nuisance for swimmers and fisherman. Here are 5 facts about the Moon Jellyfish you might not know. 1. The range of size can greatly vary. With the diameter of their ‘bell’ ranging between 5 and 40 cm. 2. The jellyfish is actually carnivorous and feeds on zooplankton including fish eggs. The food collects in their tentacles and on the surface of the…


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The Best Places to Watch Glow Worms

In order to view the glowworms, you have to sync up with their mating schedule. Two nights after the full moon and 56 minutes after sunset, glow worms can be seen taking part in bioluminescent spawning events that last between…


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Places to Discover: Gladys Morrell Nature Reserve

Tucked away on a quiet lane in Somerset is a beautiful little nature reserve named for one of Bermuda’s most famous daughters and important historical figures in equality and diversity, Gladys Morrell. The reserve offers the tranquility and beauty associated…


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Field Notes: The Olive Tree

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the November 1953 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. Probably one of the most historically interesting members of the plant kingdom is the…


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Bermuda Beasts: Hawksbill Turtle

Only two species of turtle occur regularly in Bermuda, the green turtle and the hawksbill. While green turtles can be commonly spotted inshore, coming up for breath as they graze their sea grass patches, hawksbills are found in deeper-water offshore…

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8 Things You Don’t Want To Step On In Bermuda Waters

Take only photographs, leave only footprints - this explorer's maxim applies to the underwater world too! The best way to explore reefs and bays in Bermuda is to stay horizontal on the top of the water, so that you don't…