Thursday, July 9, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, July 9

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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The municipality of Isla Mujeres reports four more cases today for a total of 39, with 20 recovered and 2 deaths.

This Ultramar passenger ferry schedule is effective as of today...

The municipal liaison for preventative actions against Covid-19, Xhanat Tzé González Mora, said the acquisition of 500 rapid-tests will facilitate the testing of islanders who develop symptoms, which will help prevent spreading of the disease. She said social commitment is necessary, to stay home unless you must go out, to follow safety and hygiene protocols, use face masks, maintain healthy distance, frequently wash your hands, and take care of yourself and those who are vulnerable, to help break the chains of  contagion. 
  She said if you develop symptoms, to call 998 491 2410 for an evaluation and to determine if you are a candidate for a quick test, and if so, trained personnel will come to your home to do it.

We are making sure that islanders and tourists follow the measures of hygiene and prevention.

How to put on, wear, and take off a face mask...

The caption says--We reject violence against women and applaud gender equity, therefore, if you are at risk during this health contingency seek help, don't stay quiet.
The graphic says--Women and girls can be the victims of violence in their homes as a result of the tensions created among their partner or family during this health emergency. 

From the Mayor--Caption: If we all use face masks we can greatly decrease the infections of Covid-19, let's be aware of the importance of using them.

From the Department of Civil Protection & Firefighters--Caption: We are still in the pandemic, it is important that you continue practicing hygiene and safety protocols. Remember that for any report you can write directly to whatsapp 📲 998 143 1548 to the immediate hotline.


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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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