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Accomodations at GRMR

The research station at Glovers Reef is almost energy independent. All of the water comes from captured rainwater or desalinated ocean water. There are solar panels to grab energy from the plentiful sunlight. And the toilets are composting, meaning that all of our waste can go to help create more food. Of course, being energy […]

Stingray Research in Belize

Last night the wind picked up. We’ve had gusty, sporadic wind before, but it always died down sometime during the night which left everyone not smart enough to bring a hammock very sweaty and sticky. But this wind has been consistently and strongly blowing for almost 24 hours now. We all appreciate the cooling effects […]

Jellyfish Patch Reef, Belize

Today was our first day of “regular” diving, even though we’ve already been diving for 2 days. We planned a 90 foot dive for the morning, a 60 foot dive right after lunch, and a 30 foot dive right before dinner. To start off the day our 90 foot dive was along the edge of […]

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The Great Blue Hole, Belize

The first dive today was at a world famous dive spot – Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef Atoll (seen in NASA satellite image to left). It’s an amazing geologic feature – a 400 foot deep hole in the lagoon of the atoll which averages about 40 feet deep. Diving the Blue Hole in Belize is […]

Glover’s Reef Atoll, Belize

After all the traveling yesterday, plus the fact that Belize doesn’t use daylights saving time and sunset arrived at 6:45, most of us went to bed around 8:30 or 9. And with the sun rising at 5, the whole crew was awake and ready for the day by about 6 am. I know most of […]

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