Heather Spence, Marine Biologist
Orchestrating Coastal Marine Ecology Investigation and Outreach

Heather Spence, Marine Biologist

Marine Life Activity Book

MARINE LIFE OF THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN is a new bilingual (English/Spanish) coloring and activity book, written and illustrated by marine biologist Heather Spence!  In it you can find information on a sampling of the amazing native diversity of life along the coast of Quintana Roo and in the protected areas of the Mexican National Parks.

“HEY KIDS! Want to become a GUARDIAN OF THE REEF? Submit your answers to the questions from the book!”
You can bring them in person to the Parque Nacional ground floor office:

Blvd Kukulcan Km4.8 Zona Hotelera, Cancun Q. Roo CP77500 tel 998 891 4631

Or, submit them by e-mail to Heather:

info (at) heatherspence.net


We are currently distributing this book in local schools and hotels.  Want to print your own copies?

Download a PDF of Marine Life of the Mexican Caribbean

or, individual pages from the book are also available below!

To submit responses to the questions, order copies, or for more information contact Heather at:

info at heatherspence dot net.

Whale Shark


Marine Life Activity Book Cover


1 Sea Birds Aves Marinas

2 Echinoderms Echinodermos

3 Coral Reefs Arrecifes de Coral

4 Sea Turtle Tortuga Marina

5 Fishes1 Peces1

6 Lobster Langosta

7 Iguana

8 Sharks Tiburones

9 Hermit Crabs Cangrejos Ermitaños

10 Fishes2 Peces2

11 Fishes3 Peces3

12 Rays Rayas

13 The Beach La Playa

**If you are printing and using these pages in a school or other group/educational project, please contact me and let me know.  The information and pages from the book are not to be used for commercial purposes.**

Animals included in the book (1st edition) —


Brown Pelican

Double-Crested Cormorant

Laughing Gull


Caesar Grunt

Four Eye Butterflyfish

Queen Angelfish

Rocky Beauty

Roughtail Stingray

Sergeant Major

Spotted Eagle Ray


Whale Shark


Green Sea Turtle



Brain Coral

Elkhorn Coral

Hermit Crab

Sea Cucumber

Sea Fan

Sea Star

Sand Dollar

Spiny Lobster

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9 Responses to “Marine Life Activity Book”

  1. comment number 1 by: ericksommet

    Hey Heather, Thanks for the idea of the activity book…I will add it to the presentation for the kid’s eco-enrichment center project. Let{s hope they will get excited about that new space…

  2. comment number 2 by: Carolyn

    I would like to use it for the RIF Book Distribution Day. The theme is Marine Animals and our students are 97% Hispanic. Thank you

  3. comment number 3 by: Max Romeo

    You’ll want to invite your readers to compose comments and solutions. This book is definitely not just for kids and makes you think.

  4. comment number 4 by: Hettie B.

    I like that you include some of the sounds that the animals make.

  5. comment number 5 by: Domingo

    Hi, I had been searching the net and am very happy to find this book, I am in need of material in Spanish and English for my classes.

  6. comment number 6 by: A.R.


  7. comment number 7 by: Erin

    Nice book and nice site!

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