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 pool of a beach club. The club is located at kilometer 14.5 of the southern area of ​​the island of Cozumel. PHOTO: sipse.com The More...

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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...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Hundreds of blue crabs dislocated by storms are rescued in Cancún

CANCÚN — Due to the recent tropical depression in the Yucatan Península, more than 1,100 blue crabs abandoned their habitat seeking a drier place to take refuge. Thus, with the effort of several organizations More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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You haven’t seen Mexico until you’ve seen it underwater!

THERE’S A MEXICO you haven’t seen yet. A Mexico that starts beyond the 5,800 miles of shoreline, below the surface of the warm, clear ocean waters. The Mexico of Jacques Cousteau — but much easier to access More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Fifth annual Cozumel Scuba Fest set for June 20-25

COZUMEL — The Fifth Annual Cozumel Scuba Festival will take place June 20-25, Dive Magzine reports. Leading figures from the diving world including oceanographers, explorers, photographers and conservationists More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, May 21st, 2017
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Peninsular environment notes

The state of Campeche administration of the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR), which presides Alonso Julián Pacheco Ucán, has reportedly refused to disclose information about the actual damages that have More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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The natural wonders of Yucatan are appealing to Mexican travelers

They point out that it isn’t necessary to leave Mexico to find great natural sites like cenotes. MERIDA — In the United States, the marketing organization, Brand USA, warns about the fall of trips to that More...