Category Archives: Flora & Fauna

Turtles Galore

I wandered down to the tortugero yesterday and found over 850 turtle nests safely incubating behind a net wall and under a cooling tent. Then this morning we had a chat with the cops who were busy digging up last … Continue reading

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Grains of Sand Magnified

The diversity of sand grain types is a function of the immediate location of the turtle nesting beach. It is logical that the size, direction and intensity of the waves crashing upon the shore is also a highly local phenomena. … Continue reading

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Turtle Update From Erendire

I was walking with my daughter last month and had a nice chat with Erendire, our turtle biologist. She showed me a power point presentation she had put together for a recent symposium and I thought I would pass it … Continue reading

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MZT Whale Video

Always when I go out on the boat, I watch for whales… but I no longer bring my camera. It is SO hard to decently photograph whales from a safe distance. However, if you are “El Debate” and want close-up … Continue reading

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Fart Facts

Did you know….. Fart gas is a natural by-product of digestion. On average, a person will fart 14 times a day, unless he/she has been eating beans. Certain polysaccharides in beans are undigestible by humans and so are consumed by … Continue reading

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More Red Tide Info

The other night when we came back across the shipping channel in the water taxi, the red tide had flowed in and was creating a cool phosphorescence in the boat wake. Sometimes, when the little animals (dinoflagellates) that are red … Continue reading

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Turtle Nest Movie

Yesterday afternoon, a young Ridley’s Oliveback turtle female came ashore right in front of La Lagunita, made her nest and laid her eggs. The phenomena drew quite the crowd as this single individual performed her ancient ritual. It was quite … Continue reading

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