Authorities secure more than 1,400 turtle eggs in Isla Mujeres

ISLA MUJERES, Q. Roo — During a joint operation carried out on eight beaches in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, the Federal Police (PF) and the Federal Attorney’s Office for Environmental Protection (Profepa), the Navy Secretariat and the Ecology Department of the island secured 1,462 eggs of different species of spawning turtles, said More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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New shark book, ‘Great White, Protector of the Oceans’, presented in Mexico

The Natural Protected Area (NPA), Isla Guadalupe Biosphere Reserve in Baja California, is the only concentration site of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in Mexico and one of the best places in the world for More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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100 baby sea turtles killed in traffic accident in Cancun

CANCÚN – On Tuesday August 2 at 6:45 pm, around 100 baby sea turtles were killed as a truck carrying them suddenly overturned. The driver was identified as the environmental conservation coordinator of the Palace More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PIRATES ON THE HIGH AND LOW SEAS: MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRDS

Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificent, Man O’ War bird, Rain-brother, Fragata Tijereta (Spanish), Chimay (Mayan)   Black, long-winged, fork-tailed birds sail effortlessly over my head during a walk More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Megalodon shark teeth found in Yucatán cenote

During the State Count of Cenotes and Caves, several fossils were found submerged at 25 meters depth, and approximately 100 meters had to be drilled. Among the specimens found, two were teeth of a prehistoric shark, More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Cozumel croc seriously injures man swimming in pool

COZUMEL, Q. Roo — A beach hotel worker lost two fingers of one hand and sustained serious injuries to various parts of the body, including the head and neck, after suffering a crocodile attack in the swimming More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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Rare whale shark sighting in Cozumel

COZUMEL, Q.Roo — Divers have reported sighting of a five-meter whale shark on the south side of Cozumel, close to the E. Melgar Malecón. A group of divers who were exploring the reef of Villa Blanca observed More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – MUD-DWELLING HIBERNATORS? SNIPE? NO, TREE SWALLOWS

Tree Swallow, White-bellied Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor, Golodrina Bicolor (Spanish) Kusam (Mayan) PHOTO Tree Swallow male on power line Near Isla Arena in March, hundreds of aerialist foodies feasted on flying More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Cancun croc attack leaves American tourist without an arm

CANCUN — A tourist, apparently in an inebriated state, was attacked by a crocodile when he allegedly went down to urinate on the shore of Nichupte Lagoon. The subject struggled until escaping from the crocodile, More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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New parrot species reportedly discovered in Yucatan

Traci Watson writes in National Geographic that for decades, countless bird lovers have scoured the Yucatán Peninsula on a quest for rare species. Now it appears they all missed one—and a bright and noisy one More...