, top attractions include the Museum of Mayan Culture and Boulevard Bay, which, in essence, acts as a manatee sanctuary, according to the state.
This paper represents a contribution from the Mexican Barcode of Life, in particular the Chetumal
node where the extraction and amplification were performed by Arely Martinez Arce (Ecosur-Chetumal).
Bahia de Chetumal
, along with adjacent coastal Belize, is an important area for the endangered Antillean manatees (T.
The storm spared major tourist areas on the peninsula from a direct hit and landed in sparsely populated low-lying jungle, near the port town of Mahahual, 40 miles (64 km) north of Chetumal
, the capital of Quintana Roo state.
The NHC report said the storm was located 350 kilometres east of Chetumal
, Mexico, and featured sustained winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour with higher gusts.
With the expectation that Ernesto will become a hurricane, the Mexican government issued a hurricane warning for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, stretching from Chetumal
to Punta Allen.