Four recent and notable paleontological discoveries in Mexico

Fossil remains of a marine creature were found in Guerrero. (PHOTO: excelsior.com)

Mexico is a rich source of paleontological discoveries. Here are four such recent discoveries, including one by a Nuevo Leon city’s mayor whose finding has been named after himself: MEGALODON FOUND IN GUERRERO The Megalodon (from the Greek for Big Tooth) is a species of extinct shark which, based on fossil evidence, could reach a length of up More...

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Flamngos are said to be rebouding in Yucatan. (PHOTO: notimex.com)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Yucatan flamingo population reportedly is rebounding

The Río Lagartos Biosphere Reserve in the East of Yucatan is one of the main nesting refuges in Mexico for pink flamingos. “It is a bird that identifies us as a state and as a country, even,” said Jorge More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND –VIOLINISTAS AND BLUE JEANS: Blue-gray Tanager

BLUE-GRAY TANAGER Thraupis episcopus, Tángara Azulgris (Spanish)   Blue-gray Tanager   When I visited my Granny as a five year old, she let me play with a three inch, hollow, bright blue plastic bird. More...

Three suspects lifted the turtle off the ground and hurled it back to the pavement, trying to break its shell. (Photo: Yahoo)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Disabled U.S. Navy veteran beaten for trying to save turtle

Three suspects were arrested in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Tuesday February 14th, for allegedly beating a disabled veteran who attempted to stop them from torturing a turtle. Garry Blough, a disabled Gulf War Navy More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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A 200-pound octopus catch off the Yucatán Peninsula

The Yucatán Peninsula is known for its turquoise water kissed beaches in Cancun, Mayan pyramids and quaint fishing villages. On the Northwestern shores of the peninsula is a small beach fishing community, known More...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015 file photo, a guide holds up a damaged and dying butterfly at the monarch butterfly reserve in Piedra Herrada, Mexico. The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year’s recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study by government and independent experts released Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
By Yucatan Times On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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Number of Monarch Butterflies drop 27 percent in Mexico

According to Vallarta Daily news website, the number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year’s recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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World Wildlife Fund on Monday calls for complete fishing ban in the vaquita’s habitat

The World Wildlife Fund on Monday called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting an international committee of experts has determined that fewer than 30 of the critically endangered More...

Greater flamingos in the Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan state, Mexico (PHOTO: google)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Celestún Biosphere Reserve, a Yucatecan treasure

Writer Ron Mader posted this informative article on Celestún on planeta.com. Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Witness a fascinating natural sparkling show in Holbox and Campeche

It is a fact that there are living creatures that remain hidden in darkness, in the depths of the ocean… Nonetheless, there are others as the noctiluca scintillans –also known as the sea sparkle- whose main More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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The “Sereque”, a Mexican rodent in the list of endangered species

Sereque can be found from Veracruz to Quintana Roo The Sereque, as it is known in Mexico, commonly known as agouti [ah GOO tee], is a medium-sized mammal with a habitat that ranges from central Mexico to South More...