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5 Amazing Facts About Coral Reefs

Known as “rainforests of the sea,” coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean but are home to almost 25% of all known marine species! Corals are in fact animals, not plants. Coral reefs are the largest structures on earth of biological origin. Coral reefs are naturally colorful because of algae, which lives inside of the coral,…

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Ten Ways You Can Protect Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are under severe stress and threat from climate change.  However, there are everyday things you can do to help!

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What is a Marine Protected Area (MPA)?

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are marine waters set aside to protect or conserve marine life, and its associated habitat. MPAs have varying levels of protections and allowed uses, from “no-take” zones to those that allow some forms of fishing. Just as parks on land protect wildlife and habitat from overdevelopment and hunting, these underwater parks…

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The 5 Best Ideas For Stopping the Lionfish Invasion

Thirty years after their accidental introduction, the venomous lionfish has conquered the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico wreaking havoc on ecosystems up and down the coast. Unlike in its native Pacific habitats, there are few natural predators here to keep this invasive species in check. So the lionfish has expanded voraciously, gobbling…

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Belize’s Coral Reef Threatened by Oil Interests. Help Protect It!

Belize’s waters are home to 1,400 different species, including 500 types of fish and 100 corals. This reef hosts the world’s largest population of threatened west Indian manatees, as well as endangered sharks and marine turtles. The survival of these rare animals depends on keeping their habitats safe from threats. In 2009, UNESCO placed the…

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Stop the Invasion

What can you do to stop the lionfish invasion?  ReefCI’s  lionfish program focuses solely on hunting, spearing, and eradicating this invasive species. Join us in our effort to protect the reef and turn the tide in our battle against this devastating invasive species.   Release your inner predator and help us hunt to end this ecological nightmare….

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New Shark Species Discovered in Belize!

The discovery of a new shark species in Belize waters comes as a reminder of the need to protect the waters around the Central American country, home to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve system, the longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. The Belize Fisheries Department and researchers from Florida International University (FIU) confirmed the…

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Thank You!

ReefCI would like to thank all our guests who worked hard to remove (and eat!) over 7,000 invasive Lionfish in 2016. Without your help, ReefCI would not be possible. As many of you know, Lionfish have become the poster child for invasive species issues in the Caribbean and greater Atlantic Ocean. As Lionfish populations continue…

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ReefCI & Amancay Freedivers have got together for a “special week of freediving and spearing Lionfish”

Book a trip for the week starting 5th December 2016 and complete a Freediving course and help us spear the invasive Lionfish.  Email info@reefci.com for more information. Check out our latest newsletter

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ReefCI has been longlisted for the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London for the Best Contribution to Wildlife Conservation category!

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