General Info

General Information about Trinidad and Tobago (T&T)

Slang, Vocabulary and Speech pattern of Trinidad & Tobago

Marine Wildlife on Tobago's Shores

Marine Wildlife on Tobago's Shores - List is given in alphabetical order:

Glossary of Fish Biology For Marine Wildlife on Tobago Shores

Fish Biology and Anatomy of Marine Wildlife on Tobago Shores

Fish are aquatic vertebrates with fins for appendages. They 'breathe' by means of gills. Fish make up the largest of the vertebrate groups with over 20,000 species. They can be found in a great variety of lakes, streams, oceans and estuaries.

Fish are divided into two groups based on the composition of their skeletons. The sharks, skates and rays are cartilaginous fish. Their skeletons are made of cartilage, the same flexible material in human ear lobes and nose. The majority of fish have skeletons made of bone and are called bony fish.

  • External Anatomy

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List of flora of Tobago - their origins & uses: Alphabetic Order Started with "Z"

Zingiber officinale

Roscoe, ZINGIBERACEAE
Zingiber officinale - ginger tree
Common name: ginger

U - Y

List of flora of Tobago - their origins & uses: Alphabetic Order Started with "U - Y"

  • U

    • urena burr - See below: Urena lobata
    • Urena lobata

      L, MALVACEAE PICTURE OF PLANT
      Urena lobata - flower.
      Common name: aramina, urena burr

The History of Cacao In Trinidad & Tobago

Theobroma cacao

LINN, STERCULIACEAE

Common name: cacao, cocoa, chocolate tree.

The habitat is topical America, and the Caribbean. Cacao was named Theobroma by Linnaeus, the word meaning 'food of the gods’, so called from the goodness of its seeds. Mexicans named the pounded seeds 'chocolate’.

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History and Technology of Sugar In Trinidad & Tobago

Saccharum officinarum

L. GRAMINEAE, POACEAE
sugar-flower.
Common name: sugar cane

Sugar cane is the source of sugar in all tropical and subtropical countries of the world. Estimates for 1966 and 1967 indicate world production of cane sugar was about 41 million tonnes.
sugar-flower 1

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