I Planted Roots in Mexico-Bird’s Nest Snake Plant

I Planted Roots in Mexico-Bird’s Nest Snake Plant

By Tommy Clarkson from the February 2018 Edition Sansevieria trifasciata ’Hahnii’ Family: Asparagaceae (Once again, I show my age. But, how many others remember Ernie K-Doe’s 1961 hit song ”Mother in Law?” For those who are unaware of, or don’t recall,...
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I Planted Roots in Mexico – Castor Bean

I Planted Roots in Mexico – Castor Bean

By Tommy Clarkson from the February 2018 Edition Ricinus communis Family: Euphorbiaceae Also known as: Castor oil plant or Palma Christi Fraught with a few fearsome facts, the Castor Bean is perceived by no few as the botanical world’s equivalent of...
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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

By Tommy Clarkson from the January 2018 Edition Aloe barbadensis Family: Liliaceae Also known as: Medicinal Aloe, Barbados Aloe, West Indian Aloe, Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Burn Aloe, Curacao Aloe, First Aid Plant, Lily of the Desert, Wand...
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Golden Barrel Cactus

Golden Barrel Cactus

By Tommy Clarkson from the January 2018 Edition Echinocactus grusonii Family: Cactaceae Also known as: Golden Ball or Mother-in-Law’s Cushion Those who know me are aware that we’ve few cacti and succulents, as we haven’t room for a large assortment here...
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I Planted in Mexico-Variegated Dwarf Umbrella Tree

I Planted in Mexico-Variegated Dwarf Umbrella Tree

By Tommy Clarkson from the December 2017 Edition Variegated Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Schefflera arboricola ‘Variegata’ Family: Araliaceae Also known as: Dwarf Schefflera, Hawaiian Schefflera, Umbrella Plant, Queensland Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree or Arboricola...
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Interesting Local Creatures Part 2

Interesting Local Creatures Part 2

By Terry Sovil from the December 2017 Edition In Part 1, we talked about Christmas Tree Worms, Tube Blennies, Sea Cucumbers and Tiger Snake Eels. Those are critters I look for and enjoy watching on every dive. Manzanillo has a...
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Interesting Local Creatures

Interesting Local Creatures

By Terry Sovil from the November 2017 Edition Manzanillo has some incredibly interesting, and different, creatures that are all around us. As a diver, I see all kinds of in-credible things regularly. I don’t take them for granted. When I’m diving,...
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Our Water Footprints

Our Water Footprints

By Terry Sovil from the October 2017 Edition There is a great deal of concern, discussion and, in some countries, denial on protecting our resources. One of our most crucial resources is water. If our oceans die, we will too....
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Waves

Waves

By Terry Sovil from the September 2017 Edition We’ve had a lot of big waves this summer. It’s made diving difficult! I started to wonder where they came from. Could it be all of the storms and hurricanes? At one point...
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Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence

By Terry Sovil from the August 2017 Edition What? Bioluminesence. I get confused thinking about it and think about “fluorescence” or “phosphorescence” or “luminous”. Bioluminescence is the production, and emission of, light by a living org...
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