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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 November 30, 2012

Can a jellyfish unlock the secret of immortality?

This article in the New York Times highlights recent discovers about a particularly unique jellyfish, Turritopsis dohrnii, more commonly known as the immortal jellyfish. Even though we don’t see this species down in Belize, we do see two varieties at Glover’s Reef, the Upside Down Jellyfish and the Sea Thimble Jellyfish. They are discussed in this post following the brief excerpt from

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on January 6, 2012

Five Places to Scuba Dive in the Caribbean

While many people go to the Caribbean for nothing more than sitting in the sun with a cocktail in hand, there’s more that the Caribbean has to offer. For one, not just a couple seasons of warmth, but pleasant weather year-round. With such clear waters to go with that, the Caribbean is one of the top diving destinations in the world. Here, courtesy of Cheap Air’s blog, is a list of a

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on July 19, 2010

Coral Reef Ecosystem

A coral reef in the sea is like an oasis in the desert. Tropical seas are poor in nutrients and devoid of shelter, but the reef teems with life. Food for sea life is found there in the form of algae and small fish and crustaceans for larger fish to eat. Protection for sea life is also provided in the form of elaborate architecture that provides shelter from both wave action and from predators. The

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