Marine Mammals of Belize

Documenting Marine Mammals in Belize

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Since 2012, I have worked to build a database of marine mammal and aquatic mammal sightings in Belize. We published an article on our work in the journal Aquatic Mammals in 2016. In total, we identified the presence of 15 species of marine mammals and 1 species of freshwater aquatic mammal. 

The database and Citizen Science

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Since then, in partnership with ECOMAR, Nicole Auil Gomez at WCS, we have increased our efforts to gather citizen science data on sightings of any and all marine mammals in the territorial waters of Belize.

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What species of aquatic mammals are found in Belize?

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Explore the sighting database:

Visit the Facebook page for Marine Mammals of Belize!