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Capturing Our Underwater World: An Interview with Ron Lucas

Ron Lucas has wheeled about with Manta Rays in strong currents off the island of Komodo, and felt the piercing gaze of a mother whale, just a table’s length away from him, as her calf sheltered under her fin in Silver Banks, but when I asked him about his best dive, he recounted an experience in Bermuda’s eastern blue cut, known colloquially as blue hole to experienced divers.   “That’s a great dive site – we saw them streaming thought the reefs in that huge group, just mind-boggling,” he said, of the enormous and st...

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Bermuda Beasts: Spiny Lobster

The first of September marks the start of lobster season in Bermuda, when it is legal to possess, hunt (so long as one has a permit) and consume the sweet meat of the spiny lobster. Between September 1st and March 31st, spiny lobsters are hauled...

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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About The Bermuda Skink

Where can you spot them? Skinks favour rocky habitats and can be found on isolated rocky shorelines. Most of the population lives in Spittal Pond and on the Castle Harbour islands.   1. Skinks are our only endemic reptile. On oceanic ...

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Dive-Bombing Terns: The Hassles of Being A Naturalist with Dr. David Wingate and Miguel Mejías

Exiting Flatt’s Inlet, Dr. Wingate spots a green turtle with its head above water, breathing for a moment before diving back down under the waves. “It’s rare to see those around here,” he says, and he retrieves a small pad from his breas...

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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About Spotted Eagle Rays

Where can it be found? Cruising sandy bottoms looking for food, most commonly seen in Flatt’s Inlet. Rays can also be seen offshore, at dive sites like Blue Hole. The beautiful markings present on spotted eagle rays are unique, and can be...

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Year of the Bird

We’re already at the midpoint of the year, with the summer about to wreak its full heat on us and then the fall to bring us migratory birds, both expected and accidental. We never know quite what will arrive because storms sweeping the island...