Category Archives: Our Environment

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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Onshore/Offshore Breezes

Last night’s Taco Bar and Bonfire was a spectacular success. In addition to the diehard Phase one residents, most of Phase Two as well as the patio home residents turned out to enjoy the mildish evening. During the ensuing bonfire, … 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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Green Flash Revealed!

From Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty At sunset or sunrise the top edge of the sun will sometimes be bright green. Often, the green color lasts for a second, thus it is called a green flash. It is usually seen over a distant horizon … Continue reading

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Coati Sighting

Have you ever seen an animal with a long furry tail, held aloft like a flagpole? It’s a coati (pronounced co-ahhh-tea). It’s a member of the raccoon family, Procyonidae,  and it’s a common mammal of the Americas’ tropical regions. In … Continue reading

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Group Releases 478,000 Turtles

The Noroeste newspaper recently published an article concerning the “Grupo Tortuguero de Sinaloa”. There was a meeting and a workshop down at the Mazatlan Aquarium. Estrella’s own Erendira González Diego ( head of the Star of the Sea turtle camp), as … Continue reading

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