We have always known we are special but it is always flattering when the leader of environmental issues and photography decide to focus their latest issue on our reef!!
The Mesoamerican Reef region lies within the Caribbean Sea and touches the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. It contains the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, stretching nearly 700 miles from the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula down through the Honduran Bay Islands. The greater part of this reef residing in Belizean waters.
National Geographic have highlighted the features of the reef, a number of which have been photographed in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the majority of which have been taken somewhere in Belize!
The article is excellent for Belize and those interested in snorkeling, scuba diving and the marine environment in general as it indicates that it is a far healthier and abundant than its larger counterpart over in Australia – big up Belize!!!