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KLM takeoff “Only on Saint Maarten”

KLM takeoff “Only on Saint Maarten”

this is one of the many reasons why we often say “KLM takeoff Only on Saint Maarten”, whether it is with of without the “KLM takeoff “, “Only on Saint Maarten” is repeatedly said several times a day by many, if not almost all.

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The Yellow Trumpet fish

The Yellow Trumpet fish

The Yellow Trumpet fish (aulostomus maculatus) is a ray-finned fish from the family of trumpet fish (Aulostomidae) order pipefishes (SYNGNATHIFORMES), which occurs in the west, east and west of the Atlantic.

The Yellow Trumpet fish

The Yellow-Trumpet fish

Aulostomus maculatus can reach a maximum length of 100 centimeters. The body of the fish has an elongated shape. The dorsal fin has 12 spines and 21-25 rays and the anal fin has 21-25 rays.

The Yellow Trumpet fish
Aulostomus maculatus is a saltwater fish found in subtropical seas. The species is mainly found in the waters around coral reefs. The depth at which the species occurs is 2 to 25 meters below the surface.

The fish diet consists mainly of animal food, mainly small fish.

 

Trumpet fish swim slowly, sneak into unsuspecting prey, or lie motionless like a floating stick, oscillating back and forth with the wave motion of the water. They are skilled to camouflage and often swim in alignment with other, larger fish. They feed almost on small fish, such as bait and atheriniformes, by sucking them.

Trumpet fish are closely related to cornetfish. Trumpetfish can be a little over 36 inches (3 ft) long and has much longer elongated body with small cheeks at the front of its long, tubular-shaped snouts. The gills are pectinate, similar to the teeth of a comb, and a soft back fin is found near the tail fin. A series of spines in front of the back fin. Trumpetfish vary in color from brown to green, but also yellow in some areas. A black stripe, and a pair of dark spots is found on the base of the tail fin.

Trumpet fish live in waters between 0.5 and 30 meters (1.6 and 98.4 ft) deep and can grow to a length of 40 to 80 cm (15.5 to 31.5 inches). They are sometimes abundant locally over coral atoll reefs or in lagoons, where they can be caught in areas of heavy wave. The spawning habits of the trumpet fish are unknown, but in the region around Madeira the females are known to have ripe eggs from March to June.

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – Hidden Figures-- ourSXM Moviesbrilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
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GENRE: Drama
RATING: All Ages
RUNNING TIME: 2:07
RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2017
STARRING: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
DIRECTOR: Theodore Melfi
PRODUCER(S): Peter Chernin
WRITER(S): Allison Schroeder

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she Resident Evil The Final Chapter-- ourSXM Moviesmust return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse

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GENRE: Action / Horror / SciFi
RATING: 18 years & over
RUNNING TIME: 1:47
RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2017
STARRING: Milla Jovovich, Ruby Rose, Ali Larter
DIRECTOR: Paul W.S. Anderson
PRODUCER(S): Paul W.S. Anderson
WRITER(S): Paul W.S. Anderson

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Fences Caribbean Cinemas

Fences Caribbean Cinemas

Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once Fences-ourSXM Moviesdreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.

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GENRE: Drama
RATING: All Ages
RUNNING TIME: 2:19
RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2017
STARRING: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson
DIRECTOR: Denzel Washington
PRODUCER(S): Todd Black
WRITER(S): August Wilson

Return of Xander Cage — ourSXM Movies

Return of Xander Cage — ourSXM Movies

After coming out of self-imposed exile, daredevil operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) must race     Return of Xander Cage-- ourSXM Movies against time to recover a sinister weapon known as Pandora’s Box, a device that controls every military satellite in the world. Recruiting a new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself entangled in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of government. Return of Xander Cage — ourSXM Movies

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GENRE: Action / Adventure / Thriller
RATING: 14 years & over
RUNNING TIME: 1:47
RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2017
STARRING: Nina Dobrev, Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose
DIRECTOR: D.J. Caruso
PRODUCER(S): Vin Diesel
WRITER(S): F. Scott Frazier

 

 

Monster Trucks

Monster Trucks

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a Monster Trucks-- ourSXM Movieshigh school senior, builds a monster truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town with a most unlikely friend.

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GENRE: Animated / Action / Adventure
RATING: All Ages
RUNNING TIME: 1:44
RELEASE DATE: January 12, 2017
STARRING: Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Rob Lowe
DIRECTOR: Chris Wedge
PRODUCER(S): Mary Parent
WRITER(S): Derek Connolly
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Why him?

Why him? — ourSXM Movies

Over the holidays, Ned, an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Why Him-- ourSXM MoviesStanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird . The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry-and Ned’s panic level-escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.. Why him?– ourSXM Movies

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GENRE: Comedy
RATING: 18 years & over
RUNNING TIME: 1:52
RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2017
STARRING: Zoey Deutch, Bryan Cranston, James Franco
DIRECTOR: John Hamburg
PRODUCER(S): Ben Stiller
WRITER(S): Jonah Hill

Sing Caribbean Cinemas

Sing Caribbean Cinemas

In the movie;Sing Caribbean Cinemas, Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

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GENRE: Animated / Comedy / Drama
RATING: NR
RUNNING TIME: 1:50
RELEASE DATE: December 21, 2016
STARRING: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane
DIRECTOR: Garth Jennings
PRODUCER(S): Janet Healy
WRITER(S): Garth Jennings
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Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

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Frigate bird Large bird

Frigate bird Large bird

The Frigate bird is one of the largest birds flying around St Maarten. An adult male has a wingspan of nearly two meters! They have a easy recognizable silhouette in the sky, due to their forked tail. Frigate bird Large birdThe male is distinguished by a red throat pouch, which swells enormously in the mating season. The frigate bird can endlessly float through the air without a wing beat. They are true air acrobats and often chase other seabirds with less stamina until they release their fish. Frigate bird Large bird.

The moment they have discovered a prey to steal from, the wings are folded up and they shoot in a quick swoop down. when they are approaching the surface to within a few centimeters, the wings unfold and they float back up again is, of course, with the loot in their beak. They will never land on the water, because they are not able to then take off again. Their plumage is in fact not waterproof, the frigate bird can therefore not swim and dive.

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