Wednesday, January 6, 2016

BELIZE ~French Angelfish ~

...A fantastic underwater scene...my first card from this tropical paradise... home to fabulous beaches and beautiful waters..."Land of adventure"...need I say more? Thanks a lot Tara!!
Photo © Tony Rath Photography
Belize is a country located on the northeast coast of Central America. After El Salvador, it is the smallest political unit on the mainland of the Americas.  Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea.

It's known for its beaches, eco-lodges, scuba diving and sportfishing. Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of cayes, hosts rich marine life. Belize’s jungle areas are rich with Mayan ruins.

It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole (Kriol) and Spanish are also commonly spoken.

The French angelfish, Pomacanthus paru, is a large angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae, found in the western Atlantic from New York and the Bahamas to Brazil, and also the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, including the Antilles, Roatan, and the eastern Atlantic from around Ascension Island and St. Paul's Rocks, at depths of between 2 and 100 m. Length is up to 41 cm.

Stamps:

Lubaantun Archaeological Reserve  Ball Court Warriors
(Issued 2009)

The 60th Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth
(Issued 02-03-2012)

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