Apparently, back on the Miskito Coast
, some of the natives had chewed a mildly hallucinogenic herb as a stimulant/relaxant, probably about as potent as two Miller Lites.
Details of first encounters with indigenous communities - such as the natives of the Miskito coast
- reveal a wild, natural environment, and a diversity of customs that simply no longer exist.
1727-1791), painter and author, who was marooned on Miskito coast
in Nicaragua, with notes by Terry Breverton on the author and his work.
The mermaid and the lobster diver; gender, sexuality and money on the Miskito coast
Nicaragua's lobster beds and Caribbean pine experienced a renaissance during the Contra war of the 1980s when shellfish and timber exploitation ceased along the Miskito Coast
. Perhaps most famously, Chernobyl has become a kind of wildlife refuge, suggesting that it is not nuclear Armageddon but rather our "overindulged lifestyle" that may be the greatest threat to the planet.
Fishermen along the Miskito coast
of Nicaragua and Honduras catch about half their lobster harvest from diving, and descend to depths of 100 feet or more.
In recent years along the Miskito Coast
, the bends has become as common as a cold.
The book is a collection of articles by a sociologist who has made a career of the study of Caribbean society and he makes an effort to expand his research beyond Belize to the Miskito Coast
, Central America, and the British West Indies.
The Spanish had effectively abandoned the Caribbean coast for a century, allowing the British to establish colonies in Belize, on the Bay Islands, and at many other locations along the Miskito Coast
. To recoup its slipping claim to the coast, Spain decided on a two-pronged strategy: open the market to free trade, which would remove the incentive to trade clandestinely with the British, and recolonize Trujillo.
In an attempt to curb diving accidents, Nietschmann, marine biologist Bill Alevizon, and the Florida-based Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) initiated a scuba-training course on the Miskito coast
to educate divers about how to avoid air embolisms and decompression sickness, called "the bends." The CCC also offered training to local doctors in how to treat scuba-diving injuries.
Hurricane Felix slammed into Nicaragua's Miskito Coast
as a record-breaking Category 5 monster storm yesterday in an area home to thousands of stranded Miskito Indians.