Caño Island and Coiba Island

The Eastern Pacific Ocean of Central America, teems with marine diversity. A live-aboard-yacht adventure to Caño Island (Costa Rica) and Coiba Island (Panama), offers a short but potent double dose of fun and incredible encounters with so many species.

Green Finger Sponge with Golden Zoanthids, zoanthids living in association with green sponge, symbiosis in sponges and Cnidarians, Phylum Cnidaria, Parazoanthus swiftii, Iotrochota birotulata, rope sponge, Phylum Porifera

Symbiosis between two marine animals

by Sandra Baksh Sponges are the simplest of multicellular animals, with no true tissue layers or organs,…

Peacock Mantis in Anilao, Philippines, Odontodactylus scyllarus, Solomon Baksh, Blue magazine, Raptorial appendage, mantis shrimp,Stomatopoda, colorful antennal scales like peacock feathers, chitin fibers in striking club, powerful punch when hunting prey, mantis in Tropical Pacific

Meet the “shrimp” with a knock-out punch

by Solomon Baksh Mantis shrimps are not true shrimps, though they are both crustaceans. The difference is…

Cuba Ready, Flying to Cuba on American Airlines, Blue magazine, Solomon Baksh

Travel to Cuba

A simple and fast procedure by Solomon Baksh As new travel restrictions have been enforced on Cuba,…

Whiptail Blue Lizard, Blaublau, Blòblò, Lagadishi, Blausana, Kododo, Cnemidophorus ruthveni, lizard with turquoise/blue tail and blue spots, Mount Brandaris, Washington Slagbaai National Park,

A lizard by many other names…is still the Bonaire Whiptail

by Sandra Baksh With shimmering turquoise on its tail and feet, the Bonaire Whiptail is also called…

Keel-billed Toucan, Ramphastos sulfuratus, Sulfur-breasted toucan, toucan with rainbow-colored bill, bird of Belize, Blue magazine, Sandra Baksh, Solomon Baksh,

Terrific Toucans

by Sandra Baksh Toucans are among some of the most...
Bequia island, view of three bays in Bequia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, SVG, Spring Bay, Industry Bay, Park Bay, Sal Bay, Brute Point, East Coast of Bequia, Blue magazine, Sandra Baksh

Bequia—three breathtaking bays

by Sandra Baksh Bequia is a tiny island, with a...
Galápagos Islands, Santa Fé land iguana, Conolophus pallidus, yellow iguana, Solomon Baksh, Blue magazine, Sandra Baksh

Galápagos Islands, Santa Fé land iguana

Of the three species of land iguana in the Galápagos...