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Mysteries of the Sargasso Sea
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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 biodiversity hotspot. Looking off our shores into the clear water, it’s easy to get caught up in the beauty of the oceans, but their ecological majesty is an even greater achievement. The Sargasso Sea is often painted as an area…


Bermuda Beasts

How Can You Tell the Age of a Sand Dollar?

While they're not common per say, it is possible to find sand dollars in certain areas of Bermuda but how much do we know about the ocean-floor dwelling echinoid? Here are 8 facts about sand dollars you probably don't already…


Nature

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.…


Nature

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…


Nature

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,…

Bermuda Beasts

How Do Parrotfish Protect Our Reefs?

Behold, the jewel of our water, the parrotfish! Parrotfish are common around Bermuda and our waters are some of the only places where they can still be seen in large herds. Popular reefs for the spectacle include Gravelly Bay (next…