Thursday, September 6, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 6

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Isla Mujeres is working to protect the sea turtles  VIDEO  LINK 
 So far this season, 40,651 sea turtle eggs have been protected at the Tortugranja, which includes ten hawksbill turtles nests with 1466 eggs, eighty loggerhead nests with 9002 eggs, and 254 green turtle nests with 30,183 eggs. It is noted that this is a slower year, but the staff and volunteers are wroking so that the hundreds of turtles who come to our shores can nest safely, and their eggs are protected. The director of the Tortugranja said there this year there are fewer green turtles, but a considerable increase in the other species. Monitoring is done from 9pm to 5am and will continue to the end of the season on October 15th, along the nine beachew where the turtles nest, including the Hangar Beach by the airport and the beaches across from Colegio Bachilleres, high school.


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Personnel with Civil Protection are cleaning out the storm drains to prevent them being obstructed with the rain, to prevent flooding (caption & photos)

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Isla Mujeres, 05 September.- The  Isla Mujeres Department of Ecology participated in the state's fourth (annual) "Week for the Protection of Manatees", which is carried out in coordination with the state Secretary of the Environment  with the objective of raising awareness of the Isla Mujeres schoolchildren about protection of this endangers species, reported Carlos Barranco, municipal Director of Ecology. (photos)

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Educating schoolchildren about Manatees during "Week for the Protection of Manatees" (article & photos)
 The activities for the fourth annual state Manatee week began on Wednesday and are expected to conclude this weekend, which are carried out in coordination with the Sate Ministry of the Environment, by the municipal Department  of Ecology, whose director is Carlos Barranco.
   In Isla Mujeres, students from the various primary schools were taken on tours to Dolphin Discover in buses (or vans..camiones) to see the manatees and learn about them and efforts to protect them, since they are in danger of extinction. 

The group that provided maintenance for the Hyperbaric Chamber is "Shark Tower" (see previous translations.)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Isla Mujeres Pueblo Magico  
Pueblo Mágico Isla Mujeres[+] Ver masFull article at this link

Ultramar wants all the cake  
Ultramar quiere todo el pastel. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

For love of the island and its people  
Por amor a la isla y su gente[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  This information has already been translated about the skate event this weekend and the eviction of the volunteers of the RESCATE group in Sac Bajo, and their loss of donated materials during the eviction, but their intention to continue. There is more info HERE.

Raising awareness about manatees  
Quieren crear conciencia sobre el manatí+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See translation above. Por Esto notes that, according to recent research by specialist Marco Antonio Benítez García, an academic at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics (FMVZ) of  UNAM, it is estimated that there are between 1000 and 2000 manatees in the wild in Mexico. '  
    At the sanctuary in the Chetumal Bay, which is the area in Mexico where they are most studied since they are more easily observed in the clear waters, there are about 200 to 250 manatees. In the northern part of Quintana Roo, most of them have been eliminated due to fishing, but some have been observed in the waters of the Chacmuchuch lagoon in the continental area of Isla Mujeres, and in the municipality of Lazaro Cardenas. Some specialists say there are plans to reintroduce them. 


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associated shower and thunderstorm activity has changed little in
organization since yesterday, and there are no indications yet that
the system has a well-defined center of circulation.  However,
environmental conditions are conducive for development, and a
tropical depression is expected to form within the next few days
while the system moves slowly westward or west-northwestward across
the tropical Atlantic Ocean.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

Sept. 24   6:46
Sept. 25   7:24
Sept. 26  8:02
Sept. 27  8:42
 Sept. 28   9:25
  Sept. 29  10:11 
 Sept. 30  11:02
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7p to ~6:30p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~630
September Events
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 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). September is the Mes de la Patria/patriotic month, celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain

Saturday, Sept. 1 Boat procession to Isla Contoy taking the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to the chapel at the Fishermen's camp there departing from the concrete pier at 8am after the Mass at 7am and the procession from the Church of Immaculate Conception. 19th annual edition.

Saturday, Sept. 1 Weekly plogging event to clean up litter, meeting at the park "Hormiguitas Oberas", to continue cleaning at Salina Grande lake 8a-10a.

Sunday, Sept. 2 RESCATE skating event on the hill by Julio Saury grade school 10a-3p, followed by a drone video then a BBQ at the RESCATE site in Sac Bajo, at the old Cristalmar hotel next to Playa Tiburon, with a raffle for youth, live music, and circus performers until 8p.

Tuesday, Sept. 4 Last day to register for the lionfish competition

Friday, Sept. 7 Lionfish culinary competition at the Town Square starting at 6pm

Saturday, Sept. 8  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 8 Rockabilly Festival from Cancun at Mayan Beach Club starting at 2p

Saturday, Sept. 15  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 15 Celebration on the Town Square for Independence with the reading of the Grito by the Mayor who rings the bell. Probably with fireworks, performers, live music & dancing, and crowning of Miss Independencia. Schedule TBA

Sunday, Sept. 16 Independence Day There is usually a parade on Rueda Medina starting at 8a

Monday, Sept. 17 End of the Whale Shark tour season. The licensees and their families usually have a celebration on the weekend after it closes and a Mass to express their gratitude.  
Saturday, Sept. 22  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 22 Fall Equinox

Thursday, Sept. 27 World Tourism Day  There may be an event to commemorate the anniversary of becoming a Pueblo Magico

Saturday, Sept. 29 Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK  who are having events associated with project RESCATE.

  Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion")
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)

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