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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 17, 2013

Reef Study Suggests Darwin Was Wrong About Coral Evolution

From Huffington Post By: Becky Oskin Charles Darwin sparked more than one controversy over the natural progression of life. One such case involved the evolution of coral atolls, the ring-shaped coral reefs that surround submerged tropical islands. Coral reefs are actually huge colonies of tiny animals that need sunlight to grow. After seeing a reef encircling Moorea, near Tahiti, Darwin came up wi

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on February 6, 2013

Meso Amazing – National Geographic features the Belize Reef

Do you know which species is the largest fish? Why whale sharks, of course. You’ll find out many amazing facts like that in a fascinating feature on the Mesoamerican Reef that ran in National Geographic Magazine in October. The article features some awe inspiring images like this one, shot by photographer Brian Skerry, off the coast of the Yucatan, just north of Belize. Big Fish, Little F

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 1, 2012

Mermaid spotted in Long Caye lagoon

Glover’s Reef is famous for its pristine coral reef environment, which means snorkeling at our Long Caye island resort affords our guests easy access to some of the worlds most amazing marine life. The photo below is quite typical of what our guests might see while diving in our lagoon, especially if they’ve been quenching their thirst with a few of the local Belikin beers.

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on February 6, 2012

60 Minutes visits healthy Cuban reef, very similar to Glover’s Reef

Anderson Cooper, in a report recently on 60 Minutes, visits with coral reef specialists at a remote coral reef off the coast of Cuba: The Gardens of the Queen. This reef is special in that, due to its remote location and the fact it has long been protected from over-fishing and other human/industrial depredations, it is one of the few reef systems in the world that is still thriving. In this regar

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