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Biology

Pet Cemetery

Pet Cemetery

Pet cemetery ist a very unique cenote. I had the honor to be guide as well as actor in Jonathan Blue World’s Series. Jonathan Bird came here in 2010 and filmed the Blind Cavefish in cenote Pet Cemetery. See the results here.

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Stygiomysid

Stygiomysid

To start with I would like to copy the opening paragraph of a paper by Thomas E. Bowman from 1976 to underline how special this animal is: The family Stygiomysidae was proposed by Caroli (1937) for an unusual new genus and species of mysid. Stygiomysis hydruntina from […]

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Black Vulture

Black Vulture

The Black Vulture is a scavenger and feeds on carrion, but will also eat eggs or kill newborn animals. In areas populated by humans, it also feeds at garbage dumps. It is found in moist lowland forests and has therefore here an abundant distribution. It is usually […]

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Iguana

Iguana

A very common guest of our cenote parking spaces is this Ctenosaura similis, the black (spiny-tailed) iguana. They are native to Mexico and more southern countries, but have been introduced into Florida. It is the largest of the species and can run quite fast. Normally they are […]

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Blue Dancing Crab

Blue Dancing Crab

True crabs are distinguished from other so called crabs because they have a very short tail only which they sometimes also fold unter their body. The list of inhabitants of the Cenote logbook of the Riviera Maya names is as Blue Crab (Cardisoma guanhumi) a species  that […]

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Blind Cave Fish

Blind Cave Fish

  Olgibia pearsei (Quote from Subterranean Fishes of the World, Graham S. Proudlove, page 177) Habitat Olgibia pearsei is the top predator in the Mayan Blue Cenote system and probably fulfils the same position in other locations (Pohlmann, Iliffe and Cifuentes, 1997; Pohlmann, Iliffe and Cifuentes, 2000). […]

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