Ecology Archive

The Bees Of The Sea: Snapping Shrimp

On a small island, Carrie Bow Cay, six miles from the coast of Belize lives a colony of very interesting shrimp. Snapping, or pistol shrimp as they are sometimes affectionately named, have complicated social structures …

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 Spider Monkeys of Belize

Spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) are one of the largest New World monkeys, they get their name from their tendency to stretch like a spider high up into the trees. They are easy to recognize with their …

Videos: The Science of Climate Change

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, according to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) This follows a trend that saw both 2014 and 2015 also break record yearly temperatures due to …