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Be a Good Neighbour: Welcome to the Neighbourhood!

When new people move into the neighbourhood, take the initiative to welcome them warmly and work to build a good rapport with them. Remember: every friend was once a stranger. Here are our favourite ways to welcome new folks to the neighbourhood.   Bring Over a Sweet Treat What better way to welcome your new neighbour to the neighbourhood than bringing them a home made sweet treat? Consumable gifts are always rewarding for the recipient and the baker, and you…


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Bermuda Beasts: Coney Fish

During offshore dives, fish enthusiasts may spot the grumpy deportment of the coney eyeing them from a hollow in the reef. The coney (Cephalopholis fulva) is an expressive fish with a large golden eye, and markings that can change colour…


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7 Things You Should Know About Bermuda’s Natural History

How much do you know about Bermuda's natural history?   1. We Used to have a Land Tortoise, Just Like the Galapagos Hesperotestudo bermudae was recorded in the Bermudian fossil record in the Pleistocene era. Recent research papers say that…


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Be a Good Neighbour: Upping your Curb Appeal

Being a good neighbour is important wherever you go but is an essential part of living a happy life in Bermuda where our sense of community is strong. Committing to spruce up the exterior of your home and surrounding area…


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Why is Bermuda’s Sand Pink?

Bermuda’s characteristic pink sand is all down to one little invertebrate – the red foram (Homotrema rubrum). Like many sea creatures found in Bermuda, such as sally lightfoot crabs and West Indian top shells, red foraminifera take in calcium carbonate…

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Bermuda Beasts: Leatherback Sea Turtle

Very occasionally passing Bermuda as adults, these dark and prehistoric turtles are a wonder to behold. Leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea) are the largest of the turtle species by far. The largest specimen ever observed was 2,015 pounds and almost 3 metres…