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Boas

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by El Graduado, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. El Graduado

    El Graduado Manta Ray

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    In 1999, boa constrictors were first noticed on a small Caribbean island for the first time. Recently, a DNA analytical survey was performed on captured examples of this invasive species. Below is a map showing the sites on the island where the sample snakes were captured:

    boas on Aruba cln.jpg
    I had to do a double-take when I read the article. The small Caribbean island was not Cozumel, but Aruba! If you want to read about Cozumel’s boa constrictors (which are genetically different from Aruba’s and got to Cozumel over 20 years earlier) you can find out more about them in my latest book, Natural History of Cozumel, on Amazon books.
     
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  2. El Graduado

    El Graduado Manta Ray

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    Below is Aruba:
    island 2.jpg

    Below is Cozumel:
    island 3.jpg
    Below is an island in the Pacific with the same road layout as Cozumel:
    island 1.jpg
     
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  3. shrkdive

    shrkdive Angel Fish

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    Does anyone else think it is inappropriate for this poster to keep using this forum to promote his books? I would hope that the moderators would put a stop to his postings because this forum is meant to discuss scuba diving.
     
  4. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

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    I have no problem with it. It is a subject with interest to many of us.
     
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  5. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

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    I personally don't but see the point.

    I like history and he provides a wealth of knowledge - information that would be very difficult to find otherwise.
     
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  6. Windlaker

    Windlaker Angel Fish

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    Books written about Cozumel. Posted on the Cozumel board.

    You don't like it, don't buy the books.

    I did buy them, and they are great.
     
  7. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The policy regarding commercial posts was changed a few years ago; they are now allowed. I protested (not about this poster but about the policy change in general), to no avail.
     
  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It's meant to discuss Cozumel. I may not ever buy a book of his, but I enjoy his informative posts.
     
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  9. mikeycanuk

    mikeycanuk Loggerhead Turtle

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    I find his posts a lot more interesting than most around here.
     
  10. ibj40

    ibj40 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've bought both of his books on Cozumel, based on his postings on this forum, as well as several of his "yellow" books on not only Cozumel, but other features and attractions in Mexico and the Riviera Maya.

    They are all well written, thoroughly researched, highly informative, and well worth the cost.
     
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