On Friday, December 9th, ECOMAR volunteer Melanie Day had the opportunity to SKYPE with Ms. Baraba Bilgre's high school marine biology class from Atlanta, Georgia's Galloway School about sea turtles and their conservation in Belize.
The class had many questions about sea turtles in Belize and how we are working to be protect them for years to come! It was a joy to speak to them and answer their questions. Ella Bartlett says, "It was awesome getting some insight on how people are helping the sea turtles." Thank you to Ms. Bilgre's class for your enthusiasm for learning about sea turtles!
The morning of Sunday, November 27th, 2011 Helene Hess of Las Terrazas Resort on San Pedro was diving at Mata Canyon when she spotted a falling comet starfish! She states that while diving they observed this starfish falling from above and then watched it settle on coral around 65 feet. She believes it may have been dropped by a bird since it was sighted falling through the water. A very exciting sighting for our Reef Rally as these are rarely sighted in Belize!
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