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In addition to the realization of the murals, the artists had the opportunity to immerse themselves into and experience the various marine ecosystems of Cozumel Island and learn from local experts about environmental challenges they are facing. The team also had the chance to witness endangered sea turtles lay their eggs, as well as help release sea turtle hatchlings into the ocean.
Throughout the week, PangeaSeed team members facilitated youth educational activities where the island’s local kids were able to learn about the importance of marine animals such as sharks, turtles, and dolphins while making arts and crafts from reclaimed materials.
Furthermore, a public screening of award-winning documentary film México Pelágico attracted over 100 residents to the main square of Isla Mujeres. The film highlights the vast diversity of marine biodiversity in Mexico, the challenges, and pioneering efforts to help sustain the health of the ocean ecosystem in Mexico.