Category: Tobacco Caye

Lionfish Live! at TCMS

Colorful, spikey, and a favorite of hobby aquarists, lionfish – a carnivorous species native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans – is now one of the most destructive invasive species in the Gulf of Mexico. With a voracious diet, no known natural predators, and the ability to lay up to …

The Stinging Fire Corals of Belize

What is Fire Coral? The term “fire coral” is used for organisms of the genus Millepora. Despite their name, fire corals are not actually coral, but rather belong to a group known as hydrocorals. They are more closely related to hydrozoans, such as the freshwater jellyfish and Portuguese man-o’-war, than …

The Gentle-Natured Nurse Shark

Nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) are a species of shark found commonly in shallow waters and coral reefs. These slow-moving, bottom-dwelling carnivores are found along the coasts of North America, South America, and western Africa, and call both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans home. Nurse sharks are distinguished by their flat …