Xcalak - Rooster Story

Xcalak - Rooster Story

When you purchase an Xcalak Rooster tee or hat, $10 from the sale of each item will go to the Xcalak beach cleanup program. This equates to paying one worker for one full day of cleanup per purchase. Look guapo in your gallo gear while giving back to Xcalak. 
September 21, 2021
About The Odyssey

About The Odyssey

There have been expeditions to the mysterious deep—bottomless oceanic trenches with otherworldly luminescent creatures. Some believe the oceanic depths are the only parts of our watery world left to explore.

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August 10, 2021
Shark Finning

Shark Finning

Sharks are important apex predators in marine ecosystems. Yet they are facing terrible threats such as overharvesting and related finning. 

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August 10, 2021
Mining

Mining

Illegal sand mining (for aragonite) is taking place in many countries around the world. These practices cause loss of natural beaches and ecosystems, and changes in water flows.

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August 10, 2021
DEFORESTATION

DEFORESTATION

The removal of vegetation on the landscape has dramatic impacts on the flats ecosystem, including increased sedimentation and nutrient enrichment. 

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August 10, 2021
MANGROVE DEVASTATION

MANGROVE DEVASTATION

Mangroves are being destroyed at an alarming rate, jeopardizing essential habitat for marine life and increasing the vulnerability of coastal communities to the effects of rising sea levels.

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August 10, 2021
DREDGING

DREDGING

Dredging is often needed for navigation and cosmetic altering of coastlines. Unfortunately, what is removed cannot easily be replaced. Once gone, the ecosystem is permanently altered.

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August 06, 2021
OVER DEVELOPMENT

OVER DEVELOPMENT

The beauty and bounty provided by flats also promotes their uncontrolled development.

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August 06, 2021
OVER HARVESTING

OVER HARVESTING

As humans flock to the coastlines and global populations increase, demands for fish protein escalate. Without adequate controls in place, species on the flats are especially vulnerable. 

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August 06, 2021
TAKING THE SEIS EQUIS CHALLENGE

TAKING THE SEIS EQUIS CHALLENGE

Not to be confused with Dos Equis (the fine Mexican lager), the Seis Equis (6X) challenges anglers to land six flats species on flies in a single day: tarpon, bonefish, permit, barracuda, jack crevalle and snook. 

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August 06, 2021
XCALAK - CORAL BLEACHING & REEF RESTORATION

XCALAK - CORAL BLEACHING & REEF RESTORATION

Alas, a large problem also lies beneath the surface. The second longest reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Reef runs along the Atlantic coast of Mexico and Belize. 

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August 06, 2021
XCALAK - TALKING TRASH

XCALAK - TALKING TRASH

When you arrive in Xcalak, the first thing you notice is the water. It’s breathtaking. And with the reef just a couple hundred yards from the shore, the variety of colors is spectacular.

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August 06, 2021