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6 Bermuda Beauties You Didn’t Know Were Endemic
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6 Bermuda Beauties You Didn’t Know Were Endemic

Who knew Bermuda had its own subspecies of bream? Or garfish for that matter? Here are 6 animals found here and nowhere else. 1. White-Eyed VireoAffectionately known as a Chick-of-the-Village in Bermuda, our white-eyed vireo is a subspecies of the North American bird. It often happens that an oceanic island will develop a subspecies of a particular animal after it sustains many years of isolation on that island alone. The white-eyed vireo is highly adaptable, eating insects, berries, and even…


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Field Notes: The Surinam Cherry

This article was taken from our archives. It appears here as it did originally in October 1954.  The Surinam Cherry is another example of an introduced plant finding its new home entirely satisfactory to its growth and development, so much…


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Mysteries of the Sargasso Sea

Bermuda is the only land mass located inside the vast Sargasso Sea. Named for its abundance of Sargasso seaweed, which provides a habitat for small marine animals in the vast, clear blue, deep ocean desert, the Sargasso Sea is a…


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What’s Living in the Sargasso Sea?

The struggle for life that persists in every organism on earth has prompted the creation of whimsical habitats and ingenious adaptations, which allow for the most efficient conversion of the sun’s energy into energy that can be used by them.…


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In the Garden: All About Natives and Endemics

Many locals treasure their Bermudian antiques because they are aesthetically pleasing embodiments of our cultural history. Gardeners feel similarly about planting endemic and native since these species also help to preserve our past and our identity. After all, our ancestors…

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5 Must-Read Books on the Environment and Climate Change

We all know the Arctic ice caps are melting.  Statistics of destruction in far-off places have little relation to our daily lives, nor do they truly make an impact on our habits. Articles and news stories are released every week,…