Click here to learn more about happy birthday: belize barrier reef turns 10,000! Happy Birthday: Belize Barrier Reef Turns 10,000!
May 15, 2022
Earth’s second largest reef, the Belize Barrier Reef is celebrating its 10,000th birthday in 2022, according to scientists who have studied the origins and composition of the reef. The Belize Barrier Reef is without question one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. The reef runs 190 miles from Mexico in the north to Honduras in…Click here to read more about happy birthday: belize barrier reef turns 10,000! Read More »
Click here to learn more about creature feature: spotted trunkfish Creature Feature: Spotted Trunkfish
April 16, 2022
Spotted trunkfish are among the stranger looking fish you will encounter! They are polka dotted with black spots, have protruding eyes and snouts, and are poor swimmers due to their bulky and ridged shape. They certainly stick out due to their unique, slow rate of swimming and shape. Here are 5 interesting facts about the…Click here to read more about creature feature: spotted trunkfish Read More »
Click here to learn more about climate change is happening now! wake-up! Climate Change Is Happening Now! Wake-Up!
March 16, 2022
Belize, as a tiny country located on the Caribbean Sea, is among the most endangered and disaster-prone countries in the world. For citizens along the coasts, which hosts the second largest barrier reef in the world, the impacts of climate change are apparent. Ocean temperatures are rising every year, resulting in coral…Click here to read more about climate change is happening now! wake-up! Read More »
Click here to learn more about understanding the link between habitat protection and endangered species: a case study of the florida manatee Understanding the Link Between Habitat Protection and Endangered Species: A Case Study of the Florida Manatee
February 16, 2022
In late 2021 and continuing into 2022, in the U.S. state of Florida, an ecological disaster has led to the deaths of more than 1,500 endangered manatees. These enormous, gentle giant marine mammals feed on seagrass in shallow coastal areas, but a massive die-off of seagrass has left them without enough to eat. In some…Click here to read more about understanding the link between habitat protection and endangered species: a case study of the florida manatee Read More »
January 14, 2022
Attention Solider! 5 Things to Know About The Sergeant Major Commonly referred to as “sergeant major” as it exhibits five black bars – resembling the insignia of said rank in the military services. In Belize and the Caribbean they are known to form large feeding aggregations, sometimes containing several hundred individuals. Sexual dimorphism is minimal;…Click here to read more about creature feature: sergeant major Read More »
Click here to learn more about 2021 by the numbers: reefci conservation accomplishments 2021 by the Numbers: ReefCI Conservation Accomplishments
December 12, 2021
A sincere thanks to all of our 2021 volunteers who helped Reef Conservation International achieve so much even through our rocky road to recovery post-covid. 2021 marine conservation achievements by the numbers: 9,105 Invasive Lionfish removed from the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve Park waters 348 bags (7,656 pounds) of trash and plastic removed from the…Click here to read more about 2021 by the numbers: reefci conservation accomplishments Read More »
Click here to learn more about share some love this holiday season! Share Some Love This Holiday Season!
November 16, 2021
ReefCI needs your help this holiday season. Please support ReefCI through our Amazon Smile charity list. Click here or on the image below to shop ReefCI’s Amazon charity list and purchase one of our items of need that will then be shipped directly to ReefCI. It has been a rough road to recovery post-covid and…Click here to read more about share some love this holiday season! Read More »
Click here to learn more about hey europe – welcome back to belize! Hey Europe – Welcome Back to Belize!
October 15, 2021
Most European flights to Belize require a transit layover in the USA. Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, it has been difficult for our European volunteers to make their way to Belize due to the USA’s ban on international travelers from most of Europe. However, the world is slowly returning to normal and the the USA…Click here to read more about hey europe – welcome back to belize! Read More »
September 15, 2021
Belize reached an accord with a group of bondholders to purchase back its debt at a reduced rate — but with an unusual, marine conservation clause attached to the deal. According to the agreement, Belize will buy, redeem, and cancel all of its outstanding bonds, which is approximately 550 million USD. What makes this so unusual…Click here to read more about debt restructuring for the ocean! Read More »
Click here to learn more about creature feature: whitelined toadfish Creature Feature: Whitelined Toadfish
August 17, 2021
The whitelined toadfish is endemic to Belize, which means it is found nowhere else on planet earth. If you want to see one in the wild, you can only do so in Belize! Whitelined toadfish are extremely rare but can be found in and around coral reef crevices and caves where they spend a lot…Click here to read more about creature feature: whitelined toadfish Read More »
July 21, 2021
Our hawksbill eggs have finally hatched! On average, the incubation period lasts around 60 days. After the incubation period, two-inch (five-centimeter) hatchlings emerge as a group. Hatchlings use the bright, open view of the night sky over the water to find their way to the sea. By the time they reach 14 inches (35 centimeters)…Click here to read more about baby sea turtles!! Read More »
Click here to learn more about reefci’s resident sea turtles return to nest! ReefCI’s Resident Sea Turtles Return to Nest!
June 17, 2021
Sea turtles around the world nest on beaches in warm places in the tropics like our base of operations- Tom Owens Caye in Belize. The female goes ashore, digs a body pit then and a nest (or egg chamber), lays the eggs, and finally covers up the nest. After that, they will camouflage the nest, covering a…Click here to read more about reefci’s resident sea turtles return to nest! Read More »