Ixtapa beach

by norm, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 10:32 (2514 days ago)

Mexican shorefishers were catching buckets of yellowtail in front of Krystal.A seaturtle was laying eggs in front of Bayview Grande Marina.Twenty surfers were working the waves near the rocks.I love this place.

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Ixtapa beach

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 11:37 (2514 days ago) @ norm

Unless the turtle eggs were removed to a nesting pen, they will probably be destroyed by the stupid machine the city bought to "clean the sand" so that Playa El Palmar can maintain its "Clean Beach Certification". All smoke and mirrors mixed in with a healthy dose of BS, but that's what governments do while endeavoring to justify their jobs, their inflated salaries and their bloated budgets.

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Ixtapa beach

by norm, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 13:45 (2514 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I asked as best as I could in Spanish Alguien viene para proteger los hueves?Someone fromBayview said yes but I will check back tomorrow and see if anything has been done.

Very Little Actual Support

by michoacan, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 14:45 (2514 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

In my neck of the woods about all the government does is send some marinas to guard the beach. I took one look at the shack that was being used to hatch eggs, and was startled. The roof leaked badly and there was no light. I purchased a dozen sheets of corrugated tarpaper, and a flameneta gas lantern and lpg pot, and the lads operating the shack 24/7 could stay drier and have some light at night. Smart kids, they covered the eggs wth a light tarp to keep the lantern light from disrupting the hatchlings. The shack hatched and released seventeen thousand turtles in 2009. One of the pangueros would race back and forth beyond the waves scaring predators. The young men escorted the turtles right into the water. Every year they say, has more and more turtles on that beach. So despite neglect at least something positive is happening.

Very Little Actual Support

by tj, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 15:03 (2513 days ago) @ michoacan

Until we read that Man has interference with the balance of nature causing an over abundance of sea turtles. Now there’s a shortage of crustacean or something else.

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Where you been?

by Zmon01 @, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 15:20 (2513 days ago) @ tj

Until we read that Man has interference with the balance of nature

He already has, by building skyscrapers on the beach and buying sand sweepers!:wtf:

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by tj, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 15:25 (2513 days ago) @ Zmon01

That's kinda my point. It goes both ways