Thursday, September 17, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 17

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 180 positives, with 12 deaths and 128 recovered from C-19.

On the state geoportal for 9/16, the 21 active cases by colonia are reported as: La Gloria-6,  Salina Chica-4, Ampl la Gloria-3, Caridad del Cobre-2,  Miraflores-2, Guadalulpana-2, Downtown-1, Salina Grande-1, and none on the mainland. 

On the national map for 9/16, the municipality reports 4 suspicious and 78 negatives (and 180 confirmed with 12 deaths). 


The "X" off Africa has decreased to a medium/60% chance for development in the next five days, when it could form into a Tropical Depression before upper-level winds become less favorable over the weekend. This low is expected to move W-NW at 10-15 mph over the next several days, and the graphic now indicates it shouldn't track towards us. Out in the Atlantic, TS Vicky is expected to weaken into a remnant low by tonight and Hurricane Teddy is strengthening and heading north in the general direction of Bermuda.

Right on the heels of state Manatee Week...It's World Manta Day!!
>"Manta" comes from the Spanish word meaning "mantle" or "cloak".
>Mantas give birth every other year to a single pup, or a pair of four-foot pups, who arrive rolled up like burritos. Baby mantas look like miniature adults and receive no care from their mothers.
>Like most reef fishes, mantas regularly attend cleaning stations where certain species of fish pick parasites from the hovering bodies.
>Mantas can grow to nearly 25 feet from wingtip to wingtip, live for a quarter century, and will consume about 60 pounds of plankton and small fish each day by filter-feeding.
>Two species of mantas have been scientifically described, but a third similar-looking species inhabiting the Caribbean & Atlantic is suspected.
Manta-facts from SportDiver & PADI

       The municipal facility for physical rehabilitation therapy, CRIM, has reopened under the provisions of the Ministry of Health aimed at containing the spread of C-19, and appointments with doctors or therapists can be made by calling 2742621. The CRIM Director, Dr. Xhanat Tze Gonz├ílez Mora, explained that previously each therapist saw 14 patients daily and there were 6 therapists, but now there are only three therapists, seeing 8 patients daily, and taking time for disinfection between patients. 

2nd Informe..Doing Work of Sanitizing and Disinfecting to reduce the propagation of Covid-19


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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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