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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 14, 2011, 09:21 (3173 days ago)

Ever since the original tsunami last Friday the ocean has continued to be affected. The bay water continues rising and falling albeit not with the same intensity as last Friday, but it is certainly noticeable nonetheless. Playa Madera has benefitted with a lot of new sand. The canal next to the museum looks like someone scraped the bottom clean although all the fish, crabs and mollusks are gone now. The Playa Del Puerto appears little changed, if at all.

Never seen anything like this here or anywhere else in all my years living beside the ocean.

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by Heather, Monday, March 14, 2011, 09:43 (3173 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Check your tide tables, we are having very high and minus tides...

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 14, 2011, 09:47 (3173 days ago) @ Heather

Yes, I know about the tides, Heather, but normal tides don't rise and fall from one extreme to the other within 15-20 minutes

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by Canadian Rainbirds ⌂ @, Victoria BC and Zihuatanejo, Monday, March 14, 2011, 14:28 (3173 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The estuary on Playa La Ropa has been going through remarkable changes the last few days. Up to yesterday water rushing in and out every 15 to 30 minutes. It scoured a deep channel, so deep that the estuary was at the lowest level that Memo has seen since he played on the sand in front of where the restaurant is now, 30 years ago. Two days ago I pointed out an asphalt path that had been exposed. He was astounded--he had never seen it before!

This morning it was completely covered again. The channel to the beach was only a few inches deep, though that will likely change daily if not hourly.

I'm sorry to be leaving on Wednesday, we will miss the ongoing action. Since the tsunami, we have seen more changes to the estuary than in the previous eight years here!

Come around to Restaurant El Manglar, have a cold drink in the shade and breeze and watch mother nature at work.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Monday, March 14, 2011, 15:30 (3173 days ago) @ Canadian Rainbirds

Were the resident crocodiles so fortunate as to have the tides remove that fence?

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by NJS @, Monday, March 14, 2011, 10:00 (3173 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks for the info. I was wondering about the canal. It could use a good cleaning. Can you tell how far the water went up the canal? Calif. coast is still having lots of tsunami surges and now high tides today.

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by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Monday, March 14, 2011, 10:12 (3173 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I guess we shouldn't be surprised that an event that moved a land mass almost the size of Montana 8 feet, and that wobbled the earth on its axis several inches would have an impact around the world. Still, it's pretty mind boggling.

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by Cathy in NY, Monday, March 14, 2011, 10:13 (3173 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

thanks for the update - I wondered. We have friends there now, and I'm anxious to see any pictures they have.

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by agaveazul, Monday, March 14, 2011, 11:50 (3173 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

There were quite a few jellyfish in the water at Madera yesterday afternoon. This morning a dead dog washed up on Madera. Not sure if the two are related, but I have to wonder if the pooch got stung...

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by Lee@98223, Monday, March 14, 2011, 12:47 (3173 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Any info on la Barra?