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Managed Access fisheries in Belize

I have been working for the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) for several months now and want to share some of the wonderful work they are doing to protect southern Belize and empower local communities to develop in harmony with nature. 799 more words

5-26-16 Blotched Foxface Rabbitfish from Ron's Tropical Marine Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Family: Siganidae (Rabbitfishes and Spinefoots) 

Genus/species: Siganus unimaculatus

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS:   A dark chocolate ocular band occurs in an arc from base of 1st dorsal spine to chin with a narrow white blaze on midline of head profile. 200 more words

TROPICAL MARINE

5-25-16 Gold-Spotted Spinefoot from Ron’s Tropical Marine Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Family: Siganidae (Rabbitfishes, similar noses)

Genus/species: Siganus punctatus

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: The body is highly compressed with blue dark edged orange spots on the head and caudal fin. 109 more words

TROPICAL MARINE

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH) (9): THE HARLEQUIN BASS

WTF? (WHAT’S THAT FISH) (9): THE HARLEQUIN BASS

I’m conscious of being rather unfair on this pretty dwarf bass species by including it in the WTF? 186 more words

Abaco

5-24-16 Orange-spotted Spinefoot from Ron's Tropical Marine Series

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes) 
Family: Siganidae (Rabbitfishes and spine-foots)

Genus/species: Siganus guttatus

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Siganus guttatus has a Head with lines and spots. 158 more words

TROPICAL MARINE

Pectoral Fin Shape (and Size!) Does Matter

       While abroad in Belize for a Tropical Ecology class, I kept a journal to write about biological and cultural observations that I noticed during our travel, study, and exploration. 1,511 more words

:: Spotted! White Coral Sculpture ::

Feature Friday

Our white coral sculptures were featured in Coastal Living magazine! These white coral cold cast porcelain sculptures on glass stands are a beautiful, humane addition to your beach home! 43 more words

Tuvalu