Fish Archive

Whale Sharks in Belize

In Vietnam, it is known as Ca Ong, or “Lord Fish,” and is considered a deity of the seas. In the Philippines, it is called a butanding, while most of Latin America refers to it …

The Lionfish Invasion of Belize

Over the course of human existence various species have been accidentally and intentionally introduced into new environments. This can often lead to serious environmental consequences. The invasive species often push native species into extinction creating …

The Opah: The World’s First Warm Blooded Fish?

If you’ve been paying attention to the news floating around on the web lately, you may happened to stumble across several articles claiming that scientists have discovered the first warm-blooded fish- an Actinopterygii (or “ray-finned …

Growth of the Lionfish Population in the Caribbean

Every population requires similar resources – food, habitat, and reproductive opportunities -in order to survive. If minimum levels of resources are available, members of the population will not be able to achieve their biotic potential. …

Ecological Impact of Lionfish

When invasive species are introduced to a new ecosystem, they often cause a disruption to the natural balance of the ecosystem. The introduction of lionfish into the Atlantic and Caribbean is one of the factors …

Lionfish Invasion of the Caribbean

Over the course of human existence various species have been accidentally and intentionally introduced into new environments. This often leads to serious environmental consequences. Native species are often pushed into extinction by the invasive species, …