NOAA, GCFI and partners launched the Invasive Lionfish Portal website which includes information on Education & Outreach, Research & Monitoring, Control & Management. There's a lot of good information in one location for those interested in lionfish! For more information visit http://lionfish.gcfi.org/
ECOMAR, St George's Caye and sea turtles are featured in the most recent children's book by Ed Moldenhauer in the Spin the Globe series. "Turtles of the Reefs" features the Belize Barrier Reef, Blue Hole, sea turtles and introduces the different cultures living in Belize. Each series follows the main character, Frederick von Wigglebottom, as he travels the globe. In this series, Fred visits Belize, the Pearl of the Caribbean. Frederick grabs his trusty journal and prepares to explore St George's Caye and the coral reefs of Belize. Join Frederick and his new friends, K'ayab and Hayá, as they release two rehabilitated sea turtles into the sea and learn about the marine and jungle animals of this tiny Caribbean nation, the diverse Belizean, Garinagu and Mayan history and cultures. You can purchase a copy on Amazon or contact ECOMAR for sales locally.
Satellite tags donated by Dr Todd Rimkus, Marymount University & Hawksbill Hoped used to document sea turtle migration patterns in Belize!
In response to a question posed on "turtle friendly" beach lighting on the Sea Turtle listserver this response outlines how you can check your beach and see if it meets the recommendations of sea turtle scientists.
For approved sea turtle lighting in Florida please visit: http://myfwc.com/media/418417/SeaTurtle_LightingGuidelines.pdf
Check back each week for new updates on our activities and reports shared by volunteers in the field!