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Little Lives in Bermuda’s Caves

The cool darkness of the cave provided relief from Bermuda’s spring sun when BIOS scientist Leocadio Blanco-Bercial ducked down and slipped inside, eager to explore the quiet habitat of organisms smaller than sand grains. His cave research, which began in early April, teamed him with researchers from the German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research to gather water samples from six of Bermuda’s renowned—yet mysterious—limestone caves. By Blanco-Bercial’s estimates, hundreds of tiny creatures inhabiting water that pools in the island’s caves…


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May the Best Underwater Robot Win

They came with robots in their arms and dreams of undersea victories. On April 30th, more than 100 Bermudian students met at the National Sports Centre pool to compete in the island’s second annual underwater robotics challenge, a partnership between…


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Looking back, and to the Future: The Bermuda Program at 40

Since it’s inception forty years ago, the Bermuda Program at BIOS has provided more than 150 Bermudian college students with a paid summer internship and practical experience in marine or atmospheric research. While the program has evolved over time to…


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The Museum Playhouse

Step inside the new Museum Playhouse at the National Museum of Bermuda and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve been magically transported into the kid’s room of some artsy, Brooklyn loft. Look closer, though, and you’ll realise you haven’t in…


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Johnny Barnes is Welcoming Students at Guelph University, and Nobody Really Knows Why

On the front lawn of Guelph University in Ontario, Canada, students are being greeted by Bermuda’s most famous of greeters: Johnny Barnes. Mr Happy himself hasn’t migrated to the Great White North — fear not — rather, an exact replica…

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Forty-seven Years and Counting

Walwyn Hughes is known to Bermudians for his public service: he served as Director of Agriculture before becoming the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment and then the Ministry of Finance. Then in 1996 came his Senate appointment…