Tag Archives: Mexico

Mexico creates official Caribbean refuge for whale sharks

CANCUN (MEXICO)- Every year between may and September whale sharks gather off the Caribbean coast of the peninsula of Yucatan. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has decided to protect these gentle giants by creating an official refuge area of 633,000 hectares. The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources, through the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas, will enforce the protection program […]

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10th Annual Whale Shark Festival in Isla Mujeres

ISLA MUJERES (MEXICO)- The Isla Mujeres Department of Tourism and international Festival sponsor Ceviche Tours have announced the dates of this year’s Whale Shark Festival, which takes place for the 10th time on the small Caribbean island of Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico.  The Festival will be held July 20-23, 2017 in Isla Mujeres, a short trip from Cancun International Airport. Isla Mujeres […]

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Great whites attacked by dwarf shark

GUADELUPE ISLAND (MEXICO)- Researchers have for the first time found hard evidence that the small cookiecutter sharks go after one of the world’s most fearsome predators, the great white. One of the world’s smallest sharks, they have been known to prey on a wide variety of marine animals, including swordfish, whales, orcas and even a human swimmer . Unlike their bigger […]

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Whale sharks meet too many humans

CANCUN (MEXICO)- Swimming with whale sharks has become so popular worldwide that scientists, environmentalists and even ecotourism operators are calling for new limits on human contact. The world’s biggest fish is a solitary creature but occasionally gathers in large groups, or aggregations, to feast on everything from plankton to fish eggs. As the aggregation sites have become known, tourists have […]

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20-ft great white in Sea of Cortez

GUAYMAS (MEXICO)- A great white shark measuring nearly 20 feet and weighing 2,000 pounds — according to local reports — was hauled up Sunday by commercial fishermen in the Sea of Cortez near Guaymas.

 The massive predator was dead when it was brought to the surface in a net deployed by two fishermen named Guadalupe and Baltazar, who were treated […]

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