Dr. Arlenie Rogers, Sea cucumber lead researcher and marine research fellow at the UB ERI recently attended a sea cucumber aquaculture training at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico. This training which stemmed from the stakeholders meeting organised by Dr. Rogers in July, was funded by the private sector through an upcoming initiative to explore sea cucumber aquaculture in Belize. Attending the training were shrimp fa
Of the five native species of big cats prowling the Belizean jungle, it is the elusive and magnificent jaguarthat many tourists hope to see when they visit Belize. Only a lucky few have actually seen one of these beautiful felines in the wild. Because of its sensitivity to humans, theses cats can be an effective indicator for monitoring the integrity of core areas for wildlife corridor identification and conservation. Some protected areas remain susceptible to uncontrolled hu
Back in June, the ERI, collaborating with the Oceanic Society with funding from the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and support from Belize Fisheries Department and UB students, carried out a baseline study of sea turtle distribution and abundance conducted at the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve (TAMR). The effort resulted in 86 turtle sightings of which 17 were captured, measured, tagged and released. Among the 17 captured was a female loggerhead (Caretta caretta).
During the summer break, ERI’s Marine Research Fellow, Dr. Arlenie Perez-Rogers took some time to visit the Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV) in Merida, Mexico. The CINVESTAV is a scientific research center affiliated with the National Polytechnic Institute aiming to contribute to the development of society through scientific research and cutting-edge technology and the training of high-quality human resources. Dr. Perez-Rogers visited the Marine Resear