Monday, July 15, 2013

Nearly Twice As Many Turtle Eggs This Year: 52,000 Already! Articles & Events In Isla Mujeres Daily News Monday, July 15 The Afternoon Edition

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte



  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

When it's not Chana, it's Juana for the fishermen! ("Cuando no es Chana, es Juana, o su hermana" is a saying about obstacles which is similar to "If it's not one thing, it's another")

Lobster season is in full swing, but they lack buyers

¡Cuando no es Chana, es Juana con los pescadores!

Domingo, 14 de Julio de 2013 21:17

En plena temporada de langosta, no encuentran quien la compre

ISLA MUJERES, 14 de julio.-
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  The lobster fishermen are complaining about a lack of demand for their product, which is selling for 200-220 pesos per kilo for live lobster, and 400 pesos/kilo for tails. The best catches were by the fishermen staying at the Isla Contoy camp, until they exhausted their food and fuel. Fishermen going out on boats are bringing in a average of 15-20 kilos of both live lobster and tails.(That is 181p per pound for tails, which at an exchange rate of 12.5 is $14.48/lb. Whole lobster at 210p/kilo would be 96p/lb or $7.68/lb).

Twice as many turtle nests this year

So far the turtle protection campaign is a success

Nidos de tortugas se duplican este 2013

Domingo, 14 de Julio de 2013 21:14

Hasta ahora la campaña de  protección del quelonio es un éxito

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So far the Sea Turtle Protection program has gathered 52,000 eggs for incubation, from a total of 521 nests. Of these 465 are green turtles, 50 are loggerheads, and 6 are hawksbill.  Last year by July 10th they had collected 26,772 eggs from 229 nests. Last Wednesday they had the second hatching with 37 emerging from a nest with 90 eggs. There were some eggs collected before the official start of the season in May. This year they are expecting to release more turtles than last year. The turtles are spawning on the eastern beaches, and the eggs are incubated at a special area of the Tortugranja. (The releases are done at public events where they encourage tourists and children to participate, at dusk on the Media Luna or Guadalupana beaches The green turtles, called Blancas in Spanish for their white undersides, take about 60 days to hatch. Sex and length of incubation can be affected by sand temperatures. )
Hungry dogs proliferate in the streets
Awareness campaign to control canines did not work 

Perros hambrientos y ansiosos proliferan en las calles

Domingo, 14 de Julio de 2013 21:11

Campaña de sensibilización para controlar canes no dio resultado

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Dogs who are loose in the streets spread trash, leave feces, and pose a hazard to drivers, especially those on motorcycles. There is a problem with a group of dogs in La Gloria, by the street Paseo de las Aves, where they chase people on motorcycles or bicycles. The awareness campaign launched by the municipal authorities about the need for owners to keep pets on their property has not had the expected effect. They are causing a bad image for this tourist destination & residents are complaining.

 Tvisla Mujeres
In the final vote count it was confirmed that there was a difference of more that 1000 votes in favor of Agapito Magana Sanchez for mayor. He received his confirmation as Mayor-elect
En el conteo final de los votos confirman una diferencia de más de mil votos a favor de la planilla encabezada por Agapito Magaña Sánchez
Recibe su constancia de mayoria


Así quedaron los resultados de la elección para miembros del cabildo; la coalición "Para que tú ganes más" logró una ventaja de poco más de mil votos. (1,015) These are the votes for the mayoral election and the top number is PAN & below it is PRI


Noticias de El Quintanarroense

Noticias de  Quequi......

Agapito Magana is now the Mayor-elect

Buscan retomar concurso de fotografía

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 Agapito received the confirmation for Mayor-elect

Recibe Agapito la constancia de mayoría

Recibe Agapito la constancia de mayoría
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 Rains paralyze the economy of the island

Paralizan lluvias la economía en la isla

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Favorable trend of increasing tourism

Favorable tendencia de arribo de turismo

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Drains are a mosquito breeding ground in colonia Electristas

Crece criadero de moscos en coladera

Residents in Colonia Electrista are asking that municipal agencies provide services in their neighborhood including cleaning and repairing the storm drains, and removing the weeds from the park. They say the children's playground equipment has already become worn.


Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad
  •  Alicia Ricalde returns to Congress
  • Regresa Alicia Ricalde al Congreso

    jul 10, 2013 8:12 LORENA CRUZ With the election results confirmed that PRI won the bid for Mayor, the PAN candidate, Alicia Magana Ricalde said she is returning to her duties as a federal deputy (congresswoman), and attending a special session called for July 16th.
 por esto

Agapito gives a speech after receiving his confirmation

Agapito dirige mensaje tras recibir constancia+] Ver mas
He thanked his supporters and had his wife, children, and close family members at his side. He said that in 50 days the island & islanders would begin an effort to change things, and he made promises to perform efficiently, responsibly, and with honesty, using his knowledge, professionalism, experience, and love for his homeland. He asked the people to put their disagreements behind them and promised that his administration will govern for all, without distinction or prejudice. He will take office on October 1, 2013.
Drastic decrease in hotel sector

Drástico descenso en la hotelería+] Ver mas
Hotel occupancy and tourism related activities were disappointing on Sunday, because they were affected by the weather. Very few tourists were visiting the beaches.

Rains complicate the fight against mosquitoes

Lluvias complican combate al mosquito+] Ver mas

Mosquitoes are annoying the residents of La Gloria, Sac Bajo, and Electristas, while the agency that combats them is unable to spray during rain or wind. Islanders are reminded to remove anything in their yards that could provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and that they should give access to staff from the Vectors department who review yards for potential breeding sites.

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Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B
It is overcast today & the sun was hiding behind the clouds as it rose. Nice, cooler temps today, with a pleasant breeze. A few whitecaps & the breakers are bigger than they have been lately. A lot of mama turtle activity nightly around here lately. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 20  9am Children's fishing tournament Weigh in-1pm

Inscríbete a este gran Torneo de Pesca Infantil "Coleguita"

Critter events...
It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are mating offshore & nesting on the eastern beaches. The mating is visible by day, especially off Punta Sur, the South Point. The nesting happens in the wee hours, and there are Tortugranja personnel, volunteers, and Naval staff monitoring the beaches to prevent people from disrupting them, and to gather and transport the eggs for incubation.
       By far, most of the turtles nesting in Isla Mujeres are Green turtles (called Blancas in Spanish), and the second most common are the huge Loggerheads, and there are some Hawksbills.  The Green turtles take ~60 days to hatch and the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana beaches. The releases will probably begin later this month (July) & be held periodically until early October.
    Lately the water has been very calm and there have been many manta rays, with many swimming upside down, in addition to many whale sharks. Offshore from MVC, we have been seeing dolphins & turtles from the balcony, and lotsa big fish while snorkeling. 

 There are small red crabs that migrate to & from the sea in July, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle.
  Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February.


LIVE MUSIC In Isla Mujeres 
 Scheduled for TODAY / TONIGHT: MONDAY

Early                         Time
 The Joint                     1-4          Marco (Reggae)  LINK
Casa de los Suenos  4-7          Banda Sin Nombre  LINKLINK
Sunset Grill-                Dusk       keyboard/vocals LINK


Faynes-                        8-10          Raul Alexis   LINK
Cafe del Mar-              8p            ?  LINK LINK
Comono Roof              8:30-11     La Guera & Willys Blues LINK

Faynes-                       10:30-12:00     ? LINK
John Cain's schedule is
Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals

Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
 Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
  Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers ban

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Manolitos Loncheria(fb link)  HOY SI!!! ;-)  Menu link 
menu del dia  
Today's menu Specials:

*FRIJOL CO PUERCO Yucatec beans with pork
*POLLO ADOBADO   Marinated chicken
*PICADILLO CON PAPAS ground meat (Picadillo has finely diced onions & vegs) with potatoes
-MILANESA DE POLLO O PUERCO Chicken or pork steak milanesa
-POC CHUC pork bbq yucatecan

PEDIDOA Y SERVICIO A DOM. AL 9982433776  Home delivery service
Bruce  Happy Birthday Freddy at the Soggy Peso. (With his sisters)

Tony Garcia added new photos.

Diane White Daniel   From the Avalon bridge, looking at Fenix

Diane White Daniel  It's a sushi night! This is a Mayan Roll... plantain on the top, cream cheese, avocado, crab and cucumber inside. — with Annelise Krinsky at Restaurant Asia Caribe.
Tony Garcia added a new photo.

Tony Garcia added a new photo.

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

The Early Edition has headlines & newspaper photographs.
This Afternoon/Final Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
 There are always links to the original articles.
  If  there is a headline, but no translation,  the information was probably already translated recently.

. Check out our new Restaurant Guide...with Delivery numbers, Menus, & (coming soon) Special Deals...HERE!

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