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“Sea Butterflies” Showing Signs of Struggle
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“Sea Butterflies” Showing Signs of Struggle

Some of the most beautiful creatures in the sea are so small they are rarely seen and easily escape our attention.  “Sea butterflies,” called pteropods by scientists, are lentil-sized marine snails that flit through oceans around the world. While a land snail uses its muscular foot to slide along a surface, pteropods beat their foot like tiny wings to hoist their translucent body upward in the water. Delicate shells house their soft bodies, and shell spirals and spikes have inspired…


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By Diving Deep, A BIOS Scientist Exposes Lionfish Invasion

Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley has been studying the legendary corals around Bermuda for more than a decade. As she dove to collect small coral samples for genetics studies during her doctoral research, she saw not only the island’s underwater beauty, but…


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The High Cost of Hurricanes

As we continue to assess the full extent of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo, The Bermudian takes a look at the damage inflicted by previous storms that have directly hit the island. While there are…