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Desktop Photos For Snorkelers

Here is a great source for underwater desktop images to keep you happy when you’re looking at your computer instead of out of a snorkel mask. The National Geographic has free photo wallpaper, including some images of sharks and corals. http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/underwater/

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Whale Book Roundup

It is possible to snorkel with whales on special boats at Silver Bank in the Caribbean. So we figured that a roundup of whale books was in order for us snorkelers. First off is Whalewatcher: A global guide ot watching whales, dolphins, and porpoises in the wild by Trevor Day, Firefly Books, 2006. Recommended. Good […]

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How Caribbean Islands Formed

So, how did we get these wonderful coral reefs we enjoy? A good look at this can be found in BBC’s Atlas of the Natural World: Western Hemisphere and Antarctica. In this set is “Spirits of the Jaguar” which deals with the formation of Central America, specifically Panama, and then some of the Caribbean Islands. […]

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The Best Sea Turtle Book

Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to the Biology, Behavior, and Conservation. James R. Spotila, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. If you love sea turtles, you’ll love this book. And if you are going snorkeling in an area that has a lot of sea turtles, you’ll want this sea turtle book in the condo or back […]

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Essential I.D. Guides, Caribbean Snorkeling

Reef Fish Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas by Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach, New World Publications, 1989, with many updated editions. You can purchase them as a set. Reef Fish, Reef Creatures, and Reef corals. We only have the first two. We opted against the corals, mostly because, as snorkelers, we see relatively few types of […]

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