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My days are filled with learning about the fall and disappearance of the Maya, a great civilization that had magnificent knowledge of astronomy, mathematics, and calendries. Fascinating, that we are allowed to scroll through the ruins.
Nothing brings me more happiness and peace than blue,clear water–not too populated, warm tropical weather and breath taking beaches. I am in my element when I am snorkeling. In Belize their are atolls and beautiful coral reefs.
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By LiveScience Staff
The endangered manatees that live off the coast of Belize are genetically distinct enough to be considered a separate subspecies from Florida manatees, a new study finds.
These Antillean manatees in Belize, however, showed extremely low genetic diversity, raising questions about their long-term genetic viability, the researchers say.
The Central American country of Belize hosts the largest known breeding population of Antillean manatees, about 1,000 individuals, and is touted by biologists for its …
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By Future Perfect Travel
The manatee is a huge marine mammal with a gray brown seal looking body. They have two forelimbs that act both as arms and front flippers they also have a powerful paddle shaped tail. They have tough skin with a rough texture and some body hair, their face is wrinkled and has stiff whiskers. They produce sounds audible to humans. When active, they surface regularly to breath, they can stay under water 10-15 minutes without breathing …