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[20 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Belize’s Zoanthids!!!

Zoanthids are commonly found in coral reefs, the deep sea, and other marine environments around Belize and the world.  These animals come in many different colonizing formations and colors, they appear to be sea or reef vegetation, but are actually small colonies of soft bodied animals.  Each Zoanthid is called a pulyp,  and is made up of a cup like body with a single opening that acts both as mouth and anus.  They are …

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[16 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize’s Yellow Tail Snapper!!!

The Yellow Tail Snapper..
The Yellow tail snapper is the “amusing” one in the snapper family.  They have lustrous bodies that are silver in color,  tinged with blue and a bright yellow mid body racing stripe leading to a yellow tail that is deeply forked.  The yellow tail snapper is very fast, they reside alone and in schools.
The grown yellow tail snapper lives in sandy areas that are 32 to 230 feet deep  near the reef  while the juveniles live in  …

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[15 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Belize Barrier Reef’s Spotted Eagle Ray!!!

The Spotted Eagle Ray
Spotted eagle rays are one of 3 types of rays inhabiting  Belize.  They are covered with large white and cream spots on a dark background and has a white underbelly.  They have a shovel shaped snout with a duck looking  mouth that is sensitive to smells and electrical currents.  They are completely made up of cartilage and have no bones.  The most striking feature of rays however, is  the wing like appendages that allow them to seemingly …

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[14 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Belize Barrier Reef’s Jew Fish!!!

The Jew fish is also known as the Goliath grouper,this is the largest fish on the reef. They are yellowish brown to olive green in color, with their head and fins covered with small black spots and the body containing irregular dark and vertical bars and spots. Their fins are rounded and they have small eyes compared to their body size. These large creatures can grow up to 8 feet and weigh more than 700 pounds. The Jew fish makes a loud sound by vibrating a membrane inside their bodies, this sound can be heard from a distance and is believed to scare off intruders and locate other Jew fishes. They have a lifespan of up to 50 years.

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[12 Apr 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
Belize’s Whale Shark!!

The Whale Shark
The whale shark is the largest shark that has it’s mouth at the very front of its head and is known to be the largest fish in the sea.  It has a wide and flat head, a rounded snout and small eyes.  It’s color includes light yellow stripes and large white dots on a dark gray skin. They have 2 dorsal fins, 2 pectoral fins and 5 large gill slots.  Although this fish is not a part of …

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[9 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Reef and Beach Activities in Belize, Central America

Visitors to Belize consistently rate marine attractions as the primary reason for visiting. Belize is blessed with rich diversity in its marine habitats, resulting in UNESCO awarding World Heritage Status to the Belize Barrier Reef. The marine attractions are as varied as the natural formations that make up this 185-mile coastal wonder. Explore the barrier reef, atolls, and over 400 islands, white sand beaches, fringing and patch reefs, over 100 species of coral, hundreds of species of fish and an …

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[1 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]

Four years ago, I visited Belize, the only English speaking country in Central America, for the purpose of working at an orphanage being newly built, just outside of Belize City.  I spent close to six months residing in the orphanage with my then 6-1/2 year old son.  Many of the children still linger in our hearts and we hope one day to perhaps apply for an adoption, if that becomes possible.
While in Belize, an ecological haven boasting the second …

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[23 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Belize’s beautiful barrier reef

Our meet-and-greeter was an independent, curious, jowly fish with wings like scalloped shells, a Nassau black grouper. Its face came right up to the camera, as if to say, “Welcome to my universe of color.”

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[3 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Belize in the Balance

For generations, descendants of the ancient civilizations have tried to guard the country’s natural and historical riches. More recently, the Belize government realized that discovery by tourists – though it is most welcome and a shot in the arm for the economy – places the country’s treasures in peril. At risk of being “loved to death” are the barrier reef, the hemisphere’s most extensive cave system, the Maya ruins and the sensitive rainforests that shelter endangered jaguars and hold the cures to many of the world’s ills.

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[3 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Short History of Belize

Maya Civilization
Archaeologists estimate that at their peak, 1 to 2 million Mayans lived within the borders of present day Belize. Mighty Maya cities such as Caracol, Xunantunich and Lamanai dotted the landscape, with small agricultural communities farming the land between. The Maya civilization is divided into the Pre-Classic (1000 BC to AD 300), the Classic (AD 300 to 900) when the civilization reached its height of development, and the Post-Classic (AD 1000 to 1500) when the civilization fell apart and …

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[23 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

You truly can’t leave any stone unturned when you come to Belize and the Belize Barrier Reef. You never know what you might find. If you are exploring through the rainforest, you may come across some amazing plants and animals, and maybe even Mayan artifacts.