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The Incomplete Guide to Wildlife of St. Martin

St Martin wildlife - Mark Yokoyama

For anyone interested walking and hiking around St.  Martin, there’s a book your should be aware of: The Incomplete Guide to Wildlife of St. Martin (a new edition is in the works – stay tuned!)

Based on the hard work of St. Martin resident Mark Yokoyama, the book does a great job According to his bio, Mark Yokoyama was an avid entomologist throughout his childhood, culminating in a single term as president of the Oregon Entomological Society at the age of fifteen.

His interest in zoology was largely dormant until he co-founded the world’s first extreme shallow snorkeling team, Les Fruits de Mer, in 2008. He currently resides on the island of Saint Martin, where he has explored a significant portion of the island and surrounding waters.

In and of itself, the Les Fruits de Mer website is an excellent resource for learning about St. Martin’s natural habitat, both above and below water, from the shallows to deep water, and, with the St. Maarten Nature Foundation, provides visitors with a comprehensive look at life on our Caribbean island.

Mark Yokoyama

If you are interested in hiking and walking around on St. Martin, Yokoyama’s book is an excellent resource.

Mark also updates the Facebook page daily with photos and facts so visitors can remember the island throughout the year: http://www.facebook.com/WildlifeGuideSXM

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