December 15, 2018
The nurse shark gets its name from the sucking sound they make when hunting for prey in the sand, which vaguely resembles that of a nursing baby. Nurse sharks are slow-moving bottom-dwellers and are, for the most part, harmless to humans. However, they can be huge—up to 14 feet—and have very strong jaws filled with thousands…Click here to read more about species spotlight: nurse sharks Read More »
Click here to learn more about our sea turtle hatchlings have arrived! Our Sea Turtle Hatchlings Have Arrived!
November 9, 2018
Roughly sixty days after our female Hawksbill Sea Turtle laid its eggs on our island we have hatchlings everywhere!! Our hatchlings made their way to the surface of the sand and headed out to sea, and are now dodging every predator imaginable. Our hatchlings now face a perilous journey to adulthood! https://fh-sites.imgix.net/sites/439/2018/11/09221605/VID-20181030-WA0003.mp4 Hawksbill hatchlings…Click here to read more about our sea turtle hatchlings have arrived! Read More »
Click here to learn more about hawksbill sea turtle nests on our island! Hawksbill Sea Turtle Nests on our Island!
October 15, 2018
Reef Conservation International (ReefCI) had a recent visitor to our island – a critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtle. Like other sea turtles, Hawksbills are threatened by the loss of nesting and feeding habitats, excessive egg collection, fishery-related mortality, pollution, and coastal development. Our Hawksbill came ashore to our small island in Belize and tried to nest but could…Click here to read more about hawksbill sea turtle nests on our island! Read More »
September 16, 2018
What can be done about all this plastic in our oceans? Is there a way to cleanup the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? There is hope! The world’s largest ocean cleanup is now underway in the Pacific Ocean, aiming to collect up to 150,000 pounds of trash in its first year and eventually tackle the Great…Click here to read more about hope in a sea of plastic! Read More »
Click here to learn more about what is the great pacific garbage patch? What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
August 11, 2018
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches across a swath of the North Pacific Ocean, forming a nebulous, floating junk yard on the high seas. It’s the poster child for a worldwide problem: plastic that…Click here to read more about what is the great pacific garbage patch? Read More »
Click here to learn more about plastic is killing our marine life Plastic is Killing our Marine Life
July 18, 2018
Plastic is very simply, unsustainable and dangerous. The far-reaching consequences of plastic pollution and how it affects all living things is a reality that must be addressed. According to a study from Plymouth University, plastic pollution affects at least 700 marine species, while some estimates suggest that at least 100 million marine mammal are killed each…Click here to read more about plastic is killing our marine life Read More »
June 19, 2018
Imagine an area 34 times the size of New York. Now imagine this area covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of plastic bottles and plastic bags, plastic containers of all sorts for miles and miles, as far as the eye can see. That’s how much plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year….Click here to read more about an ocean drowning in plastic Read More »
May 21, 2018
Overfishing is a huge problem, but you have the power to stop it! This doesn’t mean you have to stop eating seafood either; it merely means to be an informed consumer of seafood. These labels in the infographic above will help you buy sustainably harvested seafood that are better for the environment and the viability…Click here to read more about how you can combat overfishing Read More »
April 18, 2018
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally. How can I celebrate Earth Day?Click here to read more about earth day april 22nd 2018! Read More »
Click here to learn more about aquaculture: a solution to overfishing? Aquaculture: A Solution to Overfishing?
March 12, 2018
As the demand for seafood has increased, technology has made it possible to grow food in coastal marine waters and the open ocean. Aquaculture is a method used to produce food and other commercial products, restore habitat and replenish wild stocks, and rebuild populations of threatened and endangered species. There are two main types of…Click here to read more about aquaculture: a solution to overfishing? Read More »