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Wildlife 101: Diamondback Terrapins with Dr. Mark Outerbridge

How much do you know about the Diamondback Terrapin? We spoke with expert Dr. Mark Outerbridge of the Department of Conservation Services to find out what it is that makes the Diamondback Terrapin so special and what we can do to support the native species.   Are Diamondback Terrapins native to Bermuda or were they introduced? Native. In 2007 their origin was tested using a combination of palaeontologic (fossil, radiometric and palaeoenvironmental) and genetic data. These lines of evidence supported…


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Field Notes: Oleander

One of the finest floral features of Bermuda is that provided by the Oleander. To fully appreciate the loveliness of the flowers they must be seen, for words can scarcely describe the dazzling brilliance of the Oleanders during the months…


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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About The Purple Sea Urchin

Sea Urchins are easily spotted in the shallow waters throughout Bermuda. They are especially abundant in Hamilton Harbour and Harrington Sound. 1. Sea urchins move slowly with their tube feet, translucent appendages that they can retract into their tests (shells).…


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Field Notes: The Papaw

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the October 1952 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. A well-known plant found in most tropical and sub-tropical countries is the Papaw or…


Hurricane Season 2020

The History of Hurricanes in Bermuda

It’s no secret that Bermuda has a long-standing relationship with hurricanes. In fact, if it weren’t for the hurricane of 1609, the Sea Venture would not have run aground on Bermuda’s reefs and our tiny island would have gone uncolonized.…

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We Should Be Seeing More Sharks Inshore: An Interview with Choy Aming

Sharks are undoubtedly one of the ocean’s most well known predators. Humans are always startled by the few threats in the natural world that we have not overcome, and which still pose a danger to us, and as such, the…