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Weird world of corals: they can hear!



(07/26/2010) Coral in Belize. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.

As coral reefs are imperiled worldwide by rising temperatures and ocean acidification, researchers are just beginning to uncover their secrets, including the fact that corals actually 'listen' for a good spot to settle.

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The surprisingly crafty margay



(07/19/2010) The small wild cat, the margay in Belize. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.

Researchers have stumbled on a surprising talent of this small predatory cat: while studying the pied tamarin (a small Neotropical monkey), researchers observed a margay mimicking the cries of tamarin babies in order to bring its prey closer. While the ploy worked—the tamarins were very curious—the margay was unsuccessful in its hunt.

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The Importance of Seed Dispersers



(03/08/2010) Agoutis, such as this Central American agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) mother with babies, deserve a lot of respect. These large rainforest rodents are seed specialists and play a major role in dispersing seeds across the Americas' tropical forests.

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Jungle cave



(02/24/2010) Entrance to St. Herman's Cave in Belize. Photo by Rhett A. Butler 2008.

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Jungle pool in Belize



(02/06/2010) Clear pool near Actun Tunichil Muknal in Belize

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Black Howler Monkey in Belize



(12/20/2009) With males averaging 25 pounds and females 14 pounds, the Yucatan Black Howler (Alouatta pigra) is the largest of the howler monkey species and one of the largest of the New World Monkeys. It is found in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico.

Like all howlers, the Yucatan Black Howler is known for its raucous call, which is uses for communication in its low-visibility rainforest habitat. Howlers feed primarily on leaves and fruit and are arboreal by nature.

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Ocellated Turkey



(11/26/2009) The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a species of turkey found in the Yucatán Peninsula, including parts of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Ocellated Turkeys are considerably smaller than any of the subspecies of North American Wild Turkey.

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