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By Vivien Lougheed

Colour photographs and maps all through. right here youll locate each functional aspect at the Mazatlan zone that you just want, in addition to city and nearby maps and sound shuttle suggestion from an writer who is familiar with the area in detail.

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The 1985 quake covered an area of almost 5,405 square miles/14,000 square km. It caused a tsunami that hit the coast from Manzanillo to Acapulco, causing most damage in the town of Zihuatanejo, where the wave was 10 feet/three meters high. 5 on the Richter Scale, but that occurred 60 miles/100 km from the main site. It too, caused some tsunami activity. PLANT LIFE hen we think of the Pacific coast of Mexico, we see swaying palms along sandy beaches and bougainvillea hanging over stone fences. Panning the landscape a bit farther inland we see giant cactus and spiked shrubs; lizards and snakes skittering around the dry ground.

The palm tree, so common in the tropical deciduous forest, has been used for everything from baking ingredients to home construction to basket weavings to the promotion of paradise. The ones seen on the coast are usually the coconut or fan palm. The coconut palm is tall, with green-husked fruit clustered near the base of the fronds. You can recognize the palm that produces palm oil by the thousands of crab apple-sized nuts hanging below the fronds. On the fan palm, each leaf Introduction The flora can be described in terms of seven distinct ecological zones between the Pacific coast and the highlands of Guadalajara or Mexico City.

Their skins are moist, glandular and pigmented, although if living away from light, pigmentation is mini- Sticky frog. Introduction Spider monkeys have grasping hands that have no functional thumbs and a grasping tail that is hairless at the end. These five “hands” make the spider monkey efficient in maneuverability. They travel in bands of 20 to 30 and will attack threatening invaders. They use fruits and branches as weapons and have been known to urinate on enemies walking below. There are signs in Manuel Antonio Park, Costa Rica, warning tourists of this possibility.

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