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Destination Reefs: Mesoamerican Barrier Reef

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 03, 2012 08:00 AM
We return to the Western Hemisphere to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the world's second largest barrier reef (second to the GBR). Spanning Yucatán Peninsula down to Honduras, the reef is home to 65 species of stony coral and over 500 species of fish.

Atlantic reefs are not the biological hotspots and stony coral metropolises of the Indo-Pacific that reefkeepers are more familiar with.  Still, the 225 million year old Mesoamerican Reef possesses great beauty as Kip Evans' video shows.

The Destination Reefs video series showcases the diversity of coral reefs around the world.  Through these videos, Advanced Aquarist hopes we can all gain a greater appreciation of reef life beyond our glass boxes.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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