A recent Discovery.com feature on scientists identifying a new species of megamouth shark that prowled the oceans about 23 million years ago contains some fascinating reading. But for those Belize aficionados among us there's an added plus: a beautiful photo gallery of pictures´┐Ż on an attached link PHOTOS: Sharks, Marine Mammals Hang in Paradise. You can click on the link, or just click the arrows on the right side of the main image of the feature story, "Extinct ‘Megamouth’ Shark Species Identified" (Discovery.com Nov 4, 2013 by Tia Ghose)

Suddenly you're experiencing the maritime marvels of Belize.

Anyone familiar with the Discovery channel knows to expect great things, and this feature won't let you down. The images are sumptuous and the captions informative. We've gone through the gallery a few times now and will no doubt do so again. You can have been to Turneffe Atoll dozens of times, and not seen some of the beauty captured here.

And for those of you who read our recent blog about manatees ("The Sudden Rise in Popularity of Belize's "Sea Cow" 16 October 2013), here are some shots that reinforce what we could only hint at in words.

All in all, it's a beautiful tour though the aquatic marvels of Belize and yours for the viewing. Check it out - you'll be very happy you did.

And to Discovery - muchas gracias - you've done it again,

You can read and see more at the main article and photo gallery


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