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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 reefs. Green turtles are named for the green colour of their meat, while hawksbills are named for their sharp beaks that allow them to shear sponges off of the reef surface.    1. Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered the world…


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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…


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Field Notes: Pride-of-India

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the June 1953 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.    A very well-known tree in Bermuda is the Pride-of-India, or as some authorities…


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9 Bermuda Edibles to Forage and Enjoy

When the loquats come out in February, so do the old jam and preserving jars. Even though Bermuda’s typical lifestyle is now more suburban than rural, many of us still make loquat jam or chutney, not to mention loquat liqueur.…


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A Walk in the Park

Walking is probably the most underrated form of exercise for your health, proven to increase cardiovascular fitness and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. With that on mind, Elizabeth Jones curates the best of Bermuda's parks and nature…

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Bermuda Beasts: 7 Facts About Lionfish

Where might you meet them? Throughout Bermuda's waters, from shallow reefs, to up to 300m below the surface. Lionfish are native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and are often kept as aquarium pets. Lionfish were introduced to the Atlantic…