Tracking The Dark Fleet of Illegal Fisheries

Dark fleets – illegal fishing vessels which deactivate their tracking devices in order to fish in protected areas – are now being exposed by advances in satellite monitoring technologies.Perhaps most notably among these advances, the organization Global Fishing Watch has created the first-ever open-access database of global fishing activity, updated More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, October 9th, 2021
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Oceana calls for more protection for Yucatan’s Alacranes Reef

Oceana inc. is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose objective is marine conservation, through activism and scientific research. Yucatán, (October 09, 2021).- The most important reef in the Gulf More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, October 7th, 2021
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN, AND BEYOND – GREEN AND BLUE PIGMENTS OF YOUR IMAGINATION? PART 3 of 3

Surely those vivid red and yellow feathers of the Scarlet Macaw are produced by carotenoid pigments which produce red, yellow and orange feathers. Nope. Scarlet Macaw back feathers All parrots use five More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
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Did you know that Mexico is among the 13 most polluting countries on the planet?

The country emits 737 million tons of CO2 per year; the Energy sector generates 64% of greenhouse gases MEXICO CITY, (October 02, 2021).- The update of the National Inventory of Greenhouse Gases and More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, October 4th, 2021
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Mexico exhibits pre-Hispanic artifacts recently recovered

Two Mexican museums have opened a massive show this week of 1,525 pre-Hispanic and historical artifacts, more than half of which were recovered from abroad. Mexico has long had a problem with collectors or traffickers More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, September 19th, 2021
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Mexico proposes a European Union-style block for Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin American and Caribbean nations should aspire to a bloc like the European Union, Mexico’s president and other leaders said at a summit on Saturday, in a bid to wrest influence away from the Washington-based More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PIGMENTS OF YOUR IMAGINATION? BIRD PLUMAGE: GLOWING OWLS AND VIRGINITY SIGNALS? PART 2 of 3

CAROTENOIDS Indian Peacock Carotenoid, pronounced like a cross between a martial arts form (karate) and a humanoid, USUALLY produces red, yellow, and orange feather colors. You can recognize these pigments More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN, AND BEYOND – PIGMENTS OF YOUR IMAGINATION? BIRD PLUMAGE: PART 1 of 3

Wild Turkey Colorful feathers of birds are breath-taking. Even a drab feather is an amazing structure. But trying to figure out plumage color is not an easy task as the colors are either formed by pigments or More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, August 1st, 2021
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Donald Trump never showed up to donate the salary from his last 6 months in office as he promised

According to The Washington Post, it is unclear what Donald Trump did with his salary from his last 6 months in office, which he promised to donate. While in office Donald Trump pledged to give away all of his More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
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World Brain Day 2021: Theme, History And Significance

World Brain Day 2021: The day is dedicated to raising awareness about brain health. The theme of this year’s World Brain Day is “Stop Multiple Sclerosis”, which entails raising global awareness More...