pacificus found in coprolites were from the coastal site of Los Gavilanes in Peru, dated from 2850 to 2700 bce (7), and from the site of Tiliviche in northern Chile (Iquique), with Chinchorro
culture dating from 4110 to 1950 bce (8) (Figure 1).
However, after staying remarkably well-preserved for millennia, in the past decade many of the Chinchorro
mummies have begun to degrade rapidly.
Larvae are clearly compromised by very low salinity ([greater than or equal to] 5), thus it can be expected that massive salinity drops may hamper subpopulations inhabiting areas close to river mouths, such as the population at Chinchorro
Beach, Arica (Carstensen et al.
mummies are mummified remains of individuals from the South American Chinchorro
culture found in what is now northern Chile and southern Peru.
But the really out of this world question is whether or not the Chinchorro
believed that by indulging in this corpse dressing they were actually cheating death or passing on to another life.
Scientists have determined that the Chinchorro
mummies are the world's oldest, ranging up to seven thousand years in age.
A proposito de una miniatura de balsas en Taltal, contemporanea con Chinchorro
Reproductive Patterns of Strombus gigas from Alacranes Reef versus Chinchorro
Bank of Mexico.
pacificum eggs were found in coprolites, 4,000- to 5,000-year-old Chinchorro
Chilean mummies (8).
In late December, the Majahual cruise-ship terminal was supposed to have received 900 passengers who would visit Chacchoben, participate in local eco-tourism activities, dive at the Chinchorro
atoll, or go sightseeing in the capital of Chetumal, the capital of Quintana Roo.
The Explorean Costa Maya will open the last week in March amidst 21 acres of mangrove forest on a mile-long pristine beach on the Caribbean Sea, in front of Mexico's largest coral atoll, -- the famed Banco Chinchorro
-- the second largest in the world.
Corral and Ogawa (1987) noted that reproduction occurs year round in Chinchorro
Bank regardless of temperature.
Abundance of Strombus gigas zero year class juveniles at Banco Chinchorro
Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
A population boom may have led members of South America's Chinchorro
culture to start mummifying their dead thousands of years before the ancient Egyptians started salt-drying their pharaohs for eternal life, ecologist Pablo Marquet of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago and his colleagues conclude online August 13 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Habitat: Antilligobius nikkiae is known from collections or observations from Curacao, Bahamas, Cuba, Belize, Chinchorro
Bank off eastern Yucatan (Quintana Roo) and Puerto Rico.