Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, May 3

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Of the eight boats that entered the Regatta, six sailed to Isla Mujeres 

Sólo llegaron seis veleros a IM

 De ocho que zarparon de Florida

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de mayo.-
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See yesterday's translations for information about the arrival of the boats and the upcoming Regatta events.

The Mayor is committed to providing parks and sports facilities for the benefit of island families 

Apoyo al deporte

Brinda Juan Carrillo para beneficio de familias

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de mayo.-
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See City section below....


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Young dolphin rescued  

     The municipal Director of Ecology, Carlos Barranco Garcia said, "We think the animal became disoriented and found itself trapped in a rocky area, which caused lacerations and coupled with exhaustion, he was unable to return to the open sea. This is why we went to his rescue, and once the dolphin is fully recovered, he will be returned to his habitat."
     The official explained that the young dolphin was immediately moved to the Tortugranja facility in Isla Mujeres to be provided with appropriate care. The specialists from Dolphin Discovery came to the scene to provide evaluation and to assist with his care at the Turtle facility.
         The rescue occurred around 5pm at the cliffs below the eastern coastal road, with assistance from bystanders, volunteers, and personnel with Civil Protection, Ecology, and ZOFEMAT. The dolphin is a juvenile male of the bottle-nose species, which was unable to be returned to the sea due to its wounds.

The Mayor is committed to providing parks and sports facilities that are in good condition so that the island families can enjoy their favorite sports and have areas to gather for relaxation and recreation. This work has included rehabilitation of the Las Hormiguitas park and of the rapid soccer field, as well as the delivery of an outdoor gym. Work continues on the downtown basketball court, where 1.4 million pesos is being invested.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Young dolphin rescued…/
    This TVIM article has photos and videos of the rescue of a young dolphin by volunteers and personnel from the municipal agencies of Civil Protection, Public Safety, and Ecology. A special sling-stretcher was used to transport it to the Tortugranja for evaluation and treatment by veterinarians. Witnesses said they saw a pod of dolphins, and it is presumed that the young animal became separated and was injured by the rocks, where the water is shallower.
      Dozens of islanders of all ages flocked to the area, and tourists, and many wanted the young animal returned to the sea. However, due to its poor condition and injuries to its fins, it was decided to take it to the Tortugranja to determine if it will be able to survive its injuries. The rescue was complicated by the height of the cliffs in this area of the Caribbean sea.

There is a photo from today of the dolphin swimming at Tortugranja that says he is responding well to the antibiotics administered by the veterinarians of Dolphin Discovery. 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Dolphin rescued from below the cliffs by colonia La Gloria 
Delfín recaló en los acantilados de La Gloria [+] Ver masFull article at this link

      The rescue of a stranded dolphin occurred in the waters 10 meters below the Caribbean malecon, near Isla 33, by personnel from Civil Protection and Ecology, with assistance from volunteers and the municipal police, and specialists from Dolphin Discovery came to the scene.

State Sea Turtle Week 
Semana Estatal de la Tortuga Marina  [+] Ver masFull article at this link
        During State Sea Turtle Week, hundreds of elementary schools students in the municipality of Isla Mujeres will learn about the life cycle of these turtles and about the efforts of the three levels of Government to preserve them.
  Nearly all the primary school children will receive guided tours between May 1-8, said the head of the Tortugranja aquarium, Deline Garcia Canto. There will also be a conference about the conservation work being done by institutions on the entire coast of Quintana Roo. 
  Participating elementary schools include Andrés Quintana Roo, César Mendoza Santana and Enrique Estrella Oxté (the latter is on the mainland). The state will provide an exhibition about its conservation management of these animals, and on Sunday the Association of the Friends of Isla Contoy will participate in a talk about what is being done at that national park.
    The Tortugranja is visited by hundreds of tourists daily, where you can see land and sea turtles, varieties of fish, conchs, and other sea life. The annual convening of the Marine Sea Turtle Protection Committee carries on a continuity of the protection and rescue of turtle eggs that goes back more than half a century in Isla Mujeres. 
   This effort involves surveillance of a dozen beaches facing the Caribbean Sea, to rescue the eggs of the three species which nest there: Hawksbill, Loggerhead, and Green turtles, which are transferred to a nest (at the Tortugranja incubation area) where they are kept until they hatch, and then feed for a few days before they are released.
   Tens of thousands of turtles hatchlings are released annually in Isla Mujeres, and one year there were more than 150,000 eggs rescued.

The last regatta boat to arrive was "Equinox"
"Equinox", último velero en arribarVer masFull article at this link

 May 2  The "Equinox" arrived shortly before 7am on Tuesday morning, and was the last (sixth) boat of the 49th edition of the Sol al Sol Regatta, behind "After You" which arrived at 8pm on Monday. The fourth boat, 50/50, had arrived at about 11:32 am on Monday morning. The other boats also arrived Monday morning with Tattoo arriving first at 5:10am, It's Only Money at 7:16am, and "Muy Time" at 8:30am  
   The crews and captains had a day of rest on Tuesday and were offered activities, such as swimming with sharks at $249 dollars per person, using cages. There was also sports fishing available and other types of entertainment for the participants and their friends and families. See yesterday's translations for their scheduled activities in upcoming days.

Married couples religious retreat  
Retiros para renovar la fe en el matrimonio. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
A married couples religious retreat will be held May 19 and 20th, which will be attended by couples from Monterrey and other states. The REA organization has been holding these retreats for four years, regionally and nationally.There is a fee of 150 pesos, and a resident discount.

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 May Events
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Monday, May 1 Labor Day    And the Sol as Sol Regatta boats are arriving

Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4, the Eta Aquarid  meteor shower can be seen, but it peaks in the predawn hours of Friday and Saturday. It is caused by debris from Halley's Comet.  The most meteors can be seen during the hours before 5a, when dawn starts (After moonset which is 1:33a on Wed, 2:18a on Thur., 3:00a on Fri, and 3:49 on Sat).

Wednesday, May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)

Wednesday, May 3 Basketball game Islanders vs Regatta sailors 7p  Probably at the Convention Center since the downtown court is being renovated.

Friday, May 5  Regatta Amigos. Isleno children (exceptional students aged 8-12) gather at Buhos at 10am, leave for the boats a half hour later and depart at noon for their Regatta around the island

Friday, May 5 Anniversary of victory against French at Battle of Puebla "Cinco de Mayo"

Saturday, May 6  Fashion show at 8p on the Caribbean side of the Casa de la Cultura  of Yucatecan traditional clothing and garments based on that style.

Sunday, May 7 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Wednesday, May 10 Mother's Day

Sunset ~7:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
May 10   7:15
May 11   8:05
May 12  8:55  
May 13   9:44
May 14  10:32
May 15  11:19  
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Sunday, May 14 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p (Mother's Day in the US)

Monday, May 15 Teacher's Day Día del Maestro

The starting date for Whale Shark Tour season hasn't been announced yet, so it is unknown if it will be May 17 (possibly thru Sept. 17). Will update when announced.

May 19, 20, 21 Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament
Friday is final registration & the Captain's dinner
The tournament is Saturday & Sunday

Sunday, May 21 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Sunday, May 28 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day in the US 

Thursday, June 1 Día de la Marina

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