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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 9, 2015

Good news for Belize coral reefs

For several years now the government of Belize has been trying to develop their petroleum production resources after oil was discovered in western Belize. Several wells were drilled there and have been producing oil which is exported to the US to be refined. The revenues for the government generated from this activity have been a real boon to Belize. The government then proceeded to issue licenses

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on June 17, 2015

Ship runs aground at Glover’s Reef

Last week there was big news out at Glover’s Reef, a Guatemalan naval gunboat crashed on the atoll’s ring reed between our island and nearby Middle Caye. The patrol boat was passing by the reef with another vessel on their way to Mexico when its steering apparently broke down, and it then drifted onto the reef. It was grounded there for about 4 days before another Guatemalan boat was a

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on July 7, 2014

Will parrotfish save the coral reef ecosystem?

A new report on the health of Caribben coral reef ecosystems just came out, proclaiming the savior of the declining reefs to be none other than the ubiquitous parrotfish. This fish family is arguably the most numerous of the many fish species we encounter at Glover’s Reef. Some (but not near all) of the parrotfish species we regularly encounter while snorkeling near our island: Stoplight Par

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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 11, 2012

Tropical sunrise

There was something so very different so far from my ken, my experience sharing a tropical sunrise with her with my beautiful wife, alone on the beach Waking before the dawn, sitting together watching the sliver of light rise and consume the dark warm breezes off the easterly shore, sunlight wafting across us, moving inland to wake the island — poem by Raymond A. Foss (2008) Photo: sunrise f

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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 21, 2012

Actor Ted Danson blogs to save Belize reefs from offshore drilling

Actor Ted Danson, (Cheers, Becker, Curb Your Enthusiasm) posted an informative article on the Huffington Post today detailing the struggle in Belize to save the Belize Barrier Reef (and offshore atolls like Glover’s Reef) from the potential dangers imposed by offshore drilling. Danson writes: In Belize, thousands of citizens are in an uproar about the government’s determination to dril

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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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