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#454517 - 01/03/13 02:51 PM Abalone Caye - Here to stay and new fish magnet
Marty Offline
Abalone Caye, a small island in Port Honduras Marine Reserve and the location of TIDE's marine ranger station, is being saved from being washed away by the waves by a new artificial reef.

A year since efforts began in earnest to save Abalone Caye and the Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) ranger station from being washed away by rising waves, the construction of an artificial reef around part of the caye has not only slowed and perhaps even stopped the erosion, but surveys show fish abundance and biodiversity to have increased in the vicinity.

The new artificial reef has also become a handy educational tool, providing an ideal sheltered lagoon full of fish, with easy and safe access for school children and other groups to snorkel in and learn about marine life, and all right next to the ranger station!

After a high number of turtle strandings this year, a rehab facility could be included into the design, providing a safe and convenient location for stranded marine animals, such as turtles, to recover under surveillance by the ranger staff.

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#454530 - 01/03/13 04:58 PM Re: Abalone Caye - Here to stay and new fish magnet [Re: Marty]
ScubaLdy Offline
Why the name? Abalone is a cold water mollusk that I though existed only in Japan and California. But what the heck - I have been known to be wrong.
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#454536 - 01/03/13 05:47 PM Re: Abalone Caye - Here to stay and new fish magnet [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
Maybe the name is Ah-Baloney ??
Then again this is Ambergris Caye and I haven't seen any whales.......

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#454538 - 01/03/13 06:05 PM Re: Abalone Caye - Here to stay and new fish magnet [Re: Marty]
ScubaLdy Offline
Too funny -
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#454571 - 01/04/13 04:23 AM Re: Abalone Caye - Here to stay and new fish magnet [Re: Marty]
Cooper Offline
googled This.

The haliotid family has a worldwide distribution, along the coastal waters of every continent, except the Atlantic coast of South America, the Caribbean and the United States...

We used to get fresh abalone in hawaii years ago...they must have been in deep water as they do like cold temps...
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