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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 10, 2012

Conch shells line our island paths

Conch shells may line our island paths but we don’t contribute to the declining conch population (see our Dec. 3 post about the Queen Conch being considered for the threatened or endangered species list.)   These shells were acquired over the years from eating conch back when they were plentiful and a regular part of the belizean fishery. Now, the only shells we acquire are found during

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 9, 2011

Glover’s reef hosts rare tropical fish

To anyone who has spent time on our island, this will read as a bit of an understatement, but for those of you who have yet to experience the unique underwater reef environment at Glover’s Atoll, let it be said that it holds many rare and surprising creatures. For example, according to this 1973 scientific paper in Copiea, the journal of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetolog

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