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Is this an Abaco forum / newsgroup in the conventional sense? Not quite. We tried providing a classic forum at one point, then experimented with Twitter, but had little success. Running an interactive forum requires time, effort, and most of all, moderators -- something we did not have the resources for. If you are looking for a forum / message board dedicated to the Abacos, we suggest heading over to Abaco's Community Message Board or Abaco Forum.

Beyond a classic forum, we provide a stream of some of the news outlets we watch when it comes to Abaco. Our first choice is an Abaco Facebook Page hosted by the Abaconian which has been Abaco's newspaper of record since 1993.

Following the Abaconian's Facebook page is the news feed for Rolling Harbour Abaco hosted by The Delphi Club. This is an informative and enjoyable blog that covers the birds and other wildlife on Abaco Island.

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THE DELPHI CLUB, ABACO: BIRDS, WILDLIFE & MORE

HOGFISH: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (31)

HOGFISH: BAHAMAS REEF FISH (31) Hogfish. Fisherman’s delight… getting ‘high on the hog’. This wrasse species Lachnolaimus maximus is a reef denizen, especially where gorgonians are found. It has the distinction of being the only known member of its genus, and because it is IUCN listed as vulnerable, there are strict regulations governing bag, size, and gear limits to protect […]

Posted on 23 August 2016 | 4:24 pm

SANDWICH TERNS: NO LINK TO BREAD SLICES, SAY SCIENTISTS

SANDWICH TERNS: NO LINK TO BREAD SLICES, SAY SCIENTISTS Have you noticed how newspapers and periodicals increasingly seize every opportunity for a headline ending “…say Scientists”. It lends a spurious authority to any tenuous assertion, like “astronauts unlikely to find cheese on moon, say Scientists” (suggesting at least the faint possibility of some mature cheddar lodged in […]

Posted on 19 August 2016 | 10:09 am

GETTING THE MEASURE OF TURTLES ON ABACO

GETTING THE MEASURE OF TURTLES ON ABACO A recent summer course on Abaco was held in partnership between Elizabeth Whitman (Florida International University) and Friends of the Environment/Frank Kenyon Centre. Participants learned about sea turtle biology and ecology, and discussed potential threats to the vulnerable population. After a classroom session, the team headed out to Snake Cay […]

Posted on 16 August 2016 | 8:58 am

SEAHORSES: PREHENSILE TALES FROM THE REEF

SEAHORSES: PREHENSILE TALES FROM THE REEF It’s a year since I last posted about these amazing little creatures, seahorses. I featured a number of photos by Melinda Riger, a couple of videos, some useful facts about them, and for some reason some useless facts that I came across in researching the post. You can chase it […]

Posted on 12 August 2016 | 1:28 pm

ABACO’S 37 WARBLER SPECIES: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE

ABACO’S 37 WARBLER SPECIES: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE Any day now – if not already – winter warblers will be arriving on Abaco. There are 37 warbler species recorded for the main island and the cays. They fall into 3 categories: 5 permanent residents (PR) that breed on Abaco (B), of which two are endemics; 21 winter […]

Posted on 10 August 2016 | 1:23 pm

BUTTERFLIES ON ABACO (9): GULF FRITILLARIES

BUTTERFLIES ON ABACO (9): GULF FRITILLARIES It’s been a while since any papilionidae made an appearance on these pages – and much longer since a Gulf fritillary  Agraulis vanillae flew in. These very pretty butterflies are far from rare, but like the ATALA hairstreak, they are always a pleasure to see. Here are a few to […]

Posted on 8 August 2016 | 12:58 pm

THE MYSTERIOUS ‘ABACO PARROTS’ OF NASSAU

THE MYSTERIOUS ‘ABACO PARROTS’ OF NASSAU Where did they come from, and when did they arrive on New Providence? And how? The conventional wisdom is that the Cuban Amazon or rose-throated parrots (Amazona leucocephala) exist in the Bahamas only on South Abaco (from Marsh Harbour down to the National Park) and Inagua. The species is […]

Posted on 4 August 2016 | 2:06 pm

BAHAMAS SHARKS: THE MATING GAME & LITTLE BUDDIES

BAHAMAS SHARKS: THE MATING GAME & LITTLE BUDDIES Sharks: apex predators of the deep. Also, kind to the suckers who hang out with them – REMORAS. In the header image you can see a remora hitching a ride on the shark’s back. Sharks also seem to enjoy, or at least tolerate, the company of tiny […]

Posted on 2 August 2016 | 12:45 pm

“PIPER” (THE SANDERLING?) – THE ULTIMATE CHICK FLICK?

“PIPER” (THE SANDERLING?) – THE ULTIMATE CHICK FLICK? Yes, yes, I realise that Pixar / Disney’s latest candidate shoo-in for the Oscar in the ‘Totes Adorbz Animatid Tweetie Pie’ category isn’t actually real. [Oh! Did I really need to put a *spoiler alert* before that first sentence, I wonder? If so, sorreeeeeeee!] Piper, the awesomely […]

Posted on 31 July 2016 | 9:14 am

SPONGES ON THE REEF: A COLOURFUL MISCELLANY

SPONGES ON THE REEF: A COLOURFUL MISCELLANY It’s time to take an up-close look at some of the sponges you may find as you snorkel or scuba round the reefs of the Bahamas. I am always amazed by how bright and colourful they are, and by their many different shapes and sizes. Even the unpromising […]

Posted on 28 July 2016 | 1:30 pm

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