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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on January 27, 2012

Hunting the invasive lionfish at Long Caye

Our island is located off the coast of Belize at Glover’s Reef Atoll, a National Marine Reserve. In order to protect the marine life there, the Belize government has prohibited fishing at Glover’s reef for tourists except for sport fishing, or catch-and-release. The only exception is if you are a native and own one of the few fishing licenses issued for Glover’s Reef. There is on

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 14, 2011

Belize protects its reef fish species

According to this article on the New York Aquarium website, Belize passed two new laws in 2009 in order to increase protections for their world class coral reefs and the reef fish species that are symbiotically linked to them, such as this queen parrotfish “smiling” for the camera in this underwater photo taken just off shore from our Adventure Island on Long Caye. “Belize is giv

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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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