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Category Archives: Flora & Fauna
Here is Paradise, we share the world with a rich diversity of wildlife. Because Man is Man, we don’t really like to share our space. Mice aren’t welcome; cockroaches equally so. Loose dogs and cats also fall into this category, … Continue reading
A deceased rough-toothed dolphin has washed ashore in front of lagunilla uno. It weighs about 300 pounds and the grounds crew is planning on burying her as soon as possible. These dolphins rarely are seen from shore, preferring deep tropical … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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