Friday, July 10, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, July 10

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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Our region will remain in the Orage status next week, thru July 19th. This means most tourism businesses operate at 30% capacity, as do theme parks but public parks and beaches are closed.

The municipality of Isla Mujeres reports another case today for a total of 40, with 23 recovered and two deaths. For information on the location of cases, the state now provides an interactive map (#3 is a screenshot) at this link:…
The federal government provides interactive maps showing all the municipalities at this link--Click on "Mapa Generales" in the left margin and visit both options-municipios & vencindades, where you can enter "Isla Mujeres" (or just scroll around). One map has options for confirmed, suspect, negative or deceased cases (#4) and the other has an interactive timeline

In May, there were 14 reported cases, when they went from 5 to 19. (#1).
In June, there were 11, when they increased 19 to 30 (#2)
In July's first ten days, there have been 10 cases for a total of 40. (#3)
Yesterday completed the 17th week since the first case in the state on March 13. (#4)
These statistics are for the municipality of Isla Mujeres, where the first case of Covid-19 occurred on April 4th.

This is from the municipal Director of Civil Protection and Firefighters and the caption says: "Chronicles of the rescue of ′'Chiqui′--
for this and many more things I love and am passionate about my job."
>"Chiqui" is presumably short for Chiquita-which is a petite woman or girl. Only female turtles come ashore & she is a small one. And apparently into spelunking...which didn't match her physique & we're all grateful they got her out!!


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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.


Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Just after Sunset--July 4 at 7:22 (sun sets 7:33p)
  July 5      8:18 
 July 6      9:09
July 7      9:53
July 8      10:34
July 9      11:10

 Sunset  7:33-7:26pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:09-6:20am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in July. They can be observed mating offshore from Punta Sur during this month, and they nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills, and very rarely, a Leatherback will attempt to nest, but generally the sand isn't sufficiently deep.

Swimming with the whale sharks takes place in July, which ends annually in mid-September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia

Delta Aquariid meteor showers begin in mid July, peak on July 31-August 1st when there is less interference from moonlight,  and continue thru August 23rd.

Lobster fishing resumes in July, until the end of February.

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
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC   

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