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Bermuda Land Snails Named “Success Story”

Bermuda Land Snails Named “Success Story”

Bermuda land snails have been named as one of the “ten biggest conservation success stories of 2019″ by WorldAtlas in a story that highlights the “diligent efforts of conservationists and policy makers.” The story said, “The greater Bermuda land snails [Poecilozonites bermudensis] are among the oldest endemic animals in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

The Snail That ‘Came Back From The Dead’

The Snail That ‘Came Back From The Dead’

In the field of natural history a Lazarus species is one thought to be extinct which then seemingly comes back from the dead. And wildlife ecologist Mark Outerbridge has recently recounted his role in the rediscovery of one such endemic Bermuda animal. “I have had the privilege of being involved with one of the most gratifying stories of conservation... Read more of this article

4000 Endemic Bermuda Land Snails Repatriated

4000 Endemic Bermuda Land Snails Repatriated

This month, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] successfully repatriated 4000 endemic Bermuda land snails to Bermuda. “The snails [Poecilozonites bermudensis] are currently being tagged and will then be released on Nonsuch Island and another, privately-owned island, as part of a monitoring project that will study how well... Read more of this article

Man O Wars, Ocean Snails & Blue Dragons

Man O Wars, Ocean Snails & Blue Dragons

[Written by Jessica Riederer] Most wildlife that makes its way across the Atlantic Ocean to Bermuda is appreciated, but strong shifting winds are currently delivering visitors that are rarely welcome by anyone; Portuguese Man o wars are showing up in large numbers. Whilst islanders know to avoid them, visitors seem both fascinated and repulsed by them.... Read more of this article