Friday, September 18, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, September 18

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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The municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 180 positives with 12 deaths, and there are 132 recovered.

The state geoportal reports 13 Active cases by colonia as: La Gloria-6, Salina Chica-2, Ampl la Gloria-2, Salina Grande-1,  Miraflores-1, Canotal-1, and none on the mainland.

 On the national map for 9/17 the municipality reports 6 suspicious and 79 negatives (and 180 confirmed with 12 deaths).

This is the end of the 27th week since the first case of C-19 in the state, in Cancun, on Friday, March 13. 

 The entire state remains in the yellow status on the state epidemiological light for Sept. 21-27

The NHC graphic shows nothing heading toward the Caribbean and the extended forecast has the possibility of rain on Sunday & Monday.

2nd Informe--With the new buses in Isla Mujeres, the islanders and tourists have a comfortable and economical option for getting around.


  2nd Informe--Creating a future to have a Green & Healthy Isla 

The Sargasso arrival season is expected to end without serious affectations for the coasts of Isla Mujeres. Based on the latest observations via satellite by the Sargasso Monitoring Network, the season for arrival of sargasso should end without significant affectations for the coasts of Isla Mujeres, compared to previous years. 

   It is noted that just a few days ago, a machine was delivered to the ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) in Isla Mujeres. Kerem Pinto Aguilar, ZOFEMAT Director, said that in regard to the sargasso season that started in March, the beaches such as Playa Centro and North Beach have been kept free of sargasso. Despite being closed by the coronavirus pandemic, the crews have carried out the work of trash collections, raking and sifting the sand, and removal of the small amounts of sargasso that arrived, and this work continues.

 She emphasized that with the reopening of the beaches as part of the economic recovery of the municipality and the state, the health regulations issued by the Ministry of Health are continue to be in effect to avoid rebounds of Covid-19, in order to keep moving forward on the state epidemiological light.

The 1st Canine & Feline Rabies Vaccination 2020 campaign will be held at various locations in the municipality September 20 to 27, from 9am to 1pm. The pet owners must wear face masks, and respect healthy distance and other protocols.  On the island, it will be in the La Gloria park on Sunday, Sept. 20; at the kiosk in Salina Chica on Monday, the 21st; at the“Parque de la Jaula” in Salina Grande on Tuesday the 22nd; at Parque de las Hormiguitas in colonia Meteorol√≥gica on Wednesday the 23rd; downtown at the old hospital on Thursday the 24th; and in colonia Guadalupana on Friday, Sept. 25th. 


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 After Sunset--Sept 2 at 7:42
  Sept 3      8:15 
 Sept 4      8:48
Sept 5       9:21
Sept 6       9:54
Sept 7     10:30

 Sunset  7:02-6:35pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:31-6:38am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in September. 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.

Swimming with the whale sharks may continue until the end of 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

Wednesday, Sept. 16--Independence Day  (The Grito is read by the Mayor each year on the night of the 15th, which will presumably be done virtually this year.)

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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