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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

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

ELKHORN CORAL – REEF LIFE . ABACO . BAHAMAS

  ELKHORN CORAL (Acropora palmata) is a widespread reef coral, an unmistakeable species with large branches that resemble elk antlers. The dense growths create an ideal shady habitat for many reef creatures. These include reef fishes of all shapes and sizes, lobsters, shrimps and many more besides. Elkhorn and similar larger corals are essential for the […]

Posted on 21 March 2022 | 6:38 am

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?): THE FROGFISH

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH?): THE FROGFISH I have just been lightly involved in a long online thread showcasing the weirdest / most science fiction-y creatures around the world. Trust me, there are plenty. There were quite a few duplications. My own contribution was the frogfish, which no one else had nominated. They are so special […]

Posted on 8 March 2022 | 10:59 am

SPERM WHALE CALF, ABACO, BAHAMAS: WHY WORLD WHALE DAY MATTERS

WORLD WHALE DAY 2022 NEONATE SPERM WHALE CALF, ABACO, BAHAMAS   After many decades of the savage depletion of the global whale population, the tide turned in their favour in the 1960s. It was fair to assume that, gradually, a new era of cetacean recovery must follow and that whales would be accorded the respect […]

Posted on 20 February 2022 | 10:26 am

ABSORBING SPONGES ON THE BAHAMAS REEFS…

ABSORBING SPONGES ON THE BAHAMAS REEFS… It is a rather special and indeed specialist day today: it is #spongethursday, a component of the 11th World Sponge Conference (I’d add the logo, but it closely resembles a pink Covid symbol). Poriferaphiles everywhere should be celebrating these beautiful creatures today. Here are some gorgeous examples. Now you […]

Posted on 17 February 2022 | 2:51 pm

HERMIT CRABS: SHELL-DWELLERS WITH MOBILE HOMES

HERMIT CRABS: SHELL-DWELLERS WITH MOBILE HOMES As everyone knows, Hermit Crabs get their name from the fact that from an early age they borrow empty seashells to live in. As they grow they trade up to a bigger one, leaving their previous home for a smaller crab to move into. It’s a benign** chain of […]

Posted on 4 February 2022 | 1:34 pm

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