A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.

Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.

A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.

Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.

Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.

I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.

REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.



Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dead whale shows no signs of injury It was dead for three days before washing up on a Chiapas beach

Dead whale shows no signs of injury

It was dead for three days before washing up on a Chiapas beach

An 11-meter-long humpback whale that washed up on a beach in Chiapas this week showed no signs of injury, say officials from La Encrucijada biosphere reserve.
It was determined that the whale had been dead some three days before it washed ashore at Boca Barra del Castaño in the municipality of Mapastepec.

Officials said there was no health risk to the public because the nearest population center is four kilometers away.The National Protected Areas Commission (Conanp) said further analysis would be carried out, although the body will remain where it is due to the beach’s inaccessibility to heavy machinery.
After the whale’s body has decomposed a part of its skeleton will be preserved for environmental education and collecting biological data.
Officials estimated the whale’s weight at 12 tonnes. It is the second whale found on a Chiapas beach in less than a year. Another was found in December in the municipality of Tonalá.
Source: Notimex (sp)
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