Down in the southern part of the Caribbean lies the small and less touristic island of Saint Vincent. A lush location of about 140,000 people, most who are raised on the island don’t leave it very often. Just why is that? It’s not because they only want to stay in St. Vincent all the time, but rather it is because of the restrictions that are imposed on the people. Obtaining visas to go to Europe and the States is often quite difficult. This is chiefly because of fears that if they issue visas to the the citizens of St. Vincent, they would never return to their own country. While it is a valid concern, people all around the world should have the freedom to travel if they have the desire and means to. [Read more...]
When planning an adventure in the Bahamas, you are likely to come across bonefishing somewhere along the line. Then you are likely to find a lot of people asking, “What is a Bonefish?” According to Wikipedia:
The bonefish (Albula vulpes) is the type species of the Albulidae family, or bonefishes in order Albuliformes. It is amphidromous, living in inshore tropical waters, moving onto shallow mudflats to feed with the incoming tide, and retreating to deeper water as the tide ebbs.
In real life, the Bonefish possesses an entirely more dynamic existence. What Wikipedia fails to mention is the ability of a Bonefish to mirror its surroundings and camouflage itself from eager fisherman and fierce predators. It also fails to mention that they will quickly change direction if so much as a shadow graces their path. The iridescent fish is also rumored as the strongest and fastest moving of any saltwater fish. This superfish also has a lung-like airbladder that allows it to tolerate oxygen-poor water by inhaling air. [Read more...]
Not many animals can say their new best friend is a British billionaire but lemurs are proud to announce such extraordinary news. Sir Richard Branson has taken an interest in the cute, furry little primates and has decided to turn one of his private Caribbean Islands into a lemur paradise. Lemurs are native to the island of Madagascar, located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa, and is the only place in the world where lemurs live in the wild. A coup in 2009, and the rise of illegal logging in Madagascar’s rainforests, threaten to destroy the endangered animals habitat and push them further towards extinction. Sir Richard looks to create a preserve to help the lemur step back from the brink; but his aim at cultivating lemurs in an environment — which isn’t their own natural habitat — has garnered criticisms as to how the lemurs will affect the islands natural habitat and ecosystem.