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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 20, 2012

The Quick and Fearless Damselfish

Of the approximately 5,000 species of fish found along the coral reef, perhaps none are as feisty and territorial as the damselfish. Notoriously aggressive, these fish are known to nip at anything that comes between them and their food source. Likewise, these fish fiercely guard their egg clutches during spawning; quickly attacking anything that comes within close proximity. There are approximatel

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on February 17, 2012

A Batfish looks nothing like a bat

One of the many odd-looking creatures we see while diving and snorkeling at Adventure Island on Long Caye is the batfish, which actually looks nothing like a bat at all (baseball OR vampire). The species we have on Glover’s Reef is the Short-Nosed Batfish, but there are about 60 species of fishes of the family Ogcocephalidae (order Lophiiformes), found in warm and temperate seas; of which ou

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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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