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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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BIRDS, WILDLIFE & MORE ABACO, BAHAMAS

THANKS A MILLION! ROLLING HARBOUR: TEN YEARS OF HITS

ONE MILLION HITS ON THE STATS COUNTER (+ BONUS FROGFISH) HAPPY DAYS AND HAPPY YEARS A decade has passed since I sat down and tried to find out how on earth WordPress worked. The plan was to start a simple blog about Abaco, based on our very limited experiences as UK members of the Delphi […]

Posted on 13 August 2022 | 8:47 am

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?): A COMPENDIUM OF SUBSURFACE WEIRDNESS

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?) A COMPENDIUM OF SUBSURFACE WEIRDNESS 15 OF THE STRANGEST SEA CREATURES IN BAHAMAS WATERS WTF? stands for ‘What’s That Fish’? But it might also be your exclamation when you come across one of these creatures. The WTF? series highlights some of the unusual, curious, weird and downright extraordinary fishes that inhabit […]

Posted on 21 July 2022 | 12:42 pm

BLACK WITCH MOTHS: HARBINGERS OF DEATH OR LOTTERY BANKERS?

BLACK WITCH MOTHS: HARBINGERS OF DEATH OR LOTTERY BANKERS? Black Witch moths Ascalapha odorata are seriously bad news. Or wonderfully good news, depending where you are and who you talk to. First, let’s look at some of the local names for the creature, from which you will get a pretty clear idea of its somewhat negative […]

Posted on 7 July 2022 | 10:50 am

BELLA MOTHS: COLOURFUL, POISONOUS & PROMISCUOUS

BELLA MOTHS: COLOURFUL, POISONOUS & PROMISCUOUS The BELLA MOTH Utetheisa ornatrix is also known as the ‘ornate moth’ or ‘rattlebox moth’ (a tall spiky plant of the species Crotalaria). The italianate ‘bella’ signifies beauty and all the many synonyms for it. These moths come in colours ranging from pink to red or orange, and yellow to white. […]

Posted on 12 June 2022 | 6:51 am

PEACOCK FLOUNDERS: NOW YOU SEE THEM…

        PEACOCK FLOUNDERS (Part Deux) MASTERS OF SUBAQUATIC CAMOUFLAGE I featured the extraordinary, colour-transforming PEACOCK FLOUNDER Bothus lunatus about 3 years ago in the Bahamas Reef Fish series (No. 21 I think). These really are remarkable creatures, and I am pleased to be able to show some more wonderful illustrative photos.  ROVING EYES […]

Posted on 2 June 2022 | 10:10 am

GULL-BILLED TERNS ON ABACO, BAHAMAS

GULL-BILLED TERNS ON ABACO The gull-billed tern Gelochelidon nilotica had a name upgrade from Sterna nilotica some years ago, and was awarded the honour of its own genus.  Let’s be clear at the outset: there’s no such thing as a tern-billed gull. Which fortunately lessens the scope for species confusion.  There are 12 species of tern recorded […]

Posted on 10 May 2022 | 9:58 am

BRAIN WAVES: UNDERSEA CORAL MAZES & LABYRINTHS

BRAIN WAVES: UNDERSEA CORAL MAZES & LABYRINTHS The most apposite description of brain coral Diploria labyrinthiformisis is essentially a no-brainer. How could you not call the creatures on this page anything else**. These corals come in wide varieties of shape and colour, and 4 types are found in Caribbean waters. They date from the Jurassic […]

Posted on 27 April 2022 | 7:12 am

CARIBBEAN REEF SQUID: SUPERPOWERS & SQUID SEX

CARIBBEAN REEF SQUID: SUPERPOWERS & SQUID SEX   The Caribbean reef squid Sepioteuthis sepioidea is a small squid species of (mainly) the Caribbean Sea and the Floridian coast, and the most common in its range. These squid tend to form small shoals in and around reefs. From now on and through the summer would be […]

Posted on 18 April 2022 | 10:04 am

FAIRY BASSLET (‘MIND YOUR GRAMMA’): BAHAMAS REEF FISH

FAIRY BASSLET (‘MIND YOUR GRAMMA’): BAHAMAS REEF FISH (33) The Fairy Basslet is a tiny brightly-coloured fish with a pretentious alternative name. It is otherwise known as the Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto). These fish are found  in the coral reefs of the (sub)tropical western Atlantic. They are also found in aquariums anywhere you like, being small, […]

Posted on 10 April 2022 | 1:22 pm

‘SEXING THE HUMMER’: A GENDER GUIDE TO ABACO’S HUMMINGBIRDS

 ‘SEXING THE HUMMER’ A GENDER GUIDE TO ABACO’S HUMMINGBIRDS The drastic effects of Hurricane Dorian on Abaco’s birdlife continue, with recent reports suggesting that all species remain affected, and some severely so. However there are signs of a slow improvement, and this good news includes the two hummingbird species, the endemic Bahama Woodstar and the […]

Posted on 28 March 2022 | 1:16 pm

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