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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on March 8, 2013

The coral you see snorkel diving in Belize

When we dive at Glover’s Reef, the primary species of coral we see are: Staghorn Coral: They possess, like all corals, stinging nematocysts, but these can pack a bit of a sting if you touch them. Observed closely, their individual corallites can be seen; each bump on the branch is an individual coral animal.     Pillar Coral: This coral is occasional-to-rare in our area. It is also o

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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 December 3, 2012

Officials consider listing Queen Conch as threatened or endangered

Will the conch season in Belize have to be shortened? Might we need to control the amount of conch that we eat year per year? These are a couple of questions that Belize, including other Caribbean nations, might have to consider as Caribbean ministers will come together to discuss a conch petition for CARICOM during Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2012 in Antigua and Barbuda. A United States petitio

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 11, 2012

Why Shouldn’t I Feed Wild Fish?

Have you ever been at the beach and seen people throwing bread in the water? The jetty in Waikiki is a prime spot for fish-feeding. But is fish feeding bad? Overall yes, fish feeding should be avoided. It is harmful to the fish, the people in the water (whether it be snorkelers, swimmers, or divers), and to the ecosystem. 1. Hand-feeding fish and other marine life promotes a behavior called condit

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on July 30, 2012

Snorkeling The Channel – Glovers Reef, Belize

On Long Caye, we’re blessed to have easy access to a long list of incredible sites for snorkel diving. One of our nearby favorites we call The Channel. Come on, slip out of your mental sea kayak for a minute and join us for a snorkeling adventure! Below is a map of our top 10 snorkel sites. You can see how close they are to our adventure center. That kind of close proximity and variety is on

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 7, 2012

Snorkeling The Aquarium (aka Paradise Reef)

Every week we snorkel The Aquarium, just a 1/2 mile paddle from our island. It’s a shallow patch reef surrounded by bright white coral sand.

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 17, 2012

Video of a batfish

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 6, 2012

Snorkeling up to a large twin brain coral

Belize snorkeling video filmed at The Aquarium, near Long Caye at Glover’s Reef, Belize.

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on March 22, 2012

“Flying” along with a spotted eagle ray

This was the personal highlight for me during my week on the island, “flying” above at the surface looking down on a spotted eagle ray as it “flew” above the seabed 20 feet below me.  

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