Sunday, August 31, 2014

Police need conservation training

Tourist captures video of police throwing turtle eggs into the sea

It’s turtle season on many Mexican beaches, which brings thousands of sea turtles ashore to lay their eggs — and numerous thieves to steal them. But it’s not often you see someone tossing them away.

A tourist out for a stroll on the beach Las Brisas in Manzanillo, Colima, this week came across a municipal police officer doing just that, and caught the event on film. A second officer on the scene, on becoming aware of the visitor with his camera, ordered him to stop filming.

The cameraman replied that he was in a public place, had the right to film and offered that he intended to upload the video to Facebook. Meanwhile, as this discussion is taking place, the other officer continues to remove eggs from the nest, examine them briefly, and then throw them in the sea.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hurricane Cristina effects the Colima coast

Large waves caused by Hurricane Cristina endanger the playas La Boquita de Miramar, Manzanillo, y El Paraíso, Armería. A number a beach palapas have been damaged as well as other ocean side structures. It seems 3 cocodrilos preferred the ocean over the lagoon and were seen swimming in playa Miramar.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hurricane Hunter at Manzanillo airport May 5th

Colima, Col. - To generate awareness of the risks posed by weather events, the Hurricane Hunter aircraft will arrive at the International Airport Playa de Oro Manzanillo (ZLO),  from the United States.

The director of the National Water Commission (Conagua) in Colima, José Juan Michel, said the journey that makes the plane of the U.S. Navy shows the public the tools, equipment and instruments they have.

The general public may visit from 12 noon to 6 pm.

He said this is a very important tool from the neighboring United States, to promote the culture of the Civil Protection and to raise public awareness of what we are generating, and perhaps involuntarily, causing climate changes not only in the country but worldwide. 

53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
403rd Wing, Air Force Reserve Command
Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi

The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is the only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical storms and hurricanes – since 1944. The ten Lockheed-Martin WC-130J aircraft and crews are part of the 403rd Wing, based at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.

** The Hurricane Hunters are part of the Air Force .... not the Navy
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