Cozumel’s Columbia lagoon was the recent location of National Geographic’s latest documentary on American crocodiles. The crocodiles in the Punta Sur Eco-Park are monitored by a joint effort by the FPMC (Cozumel Foundation of Parks & Museums) and the Department of Ecology and Conservation. Strangely enough, several of the adult crocodiles exhibited signs of malnutrition, which is a red flag for the entire eco-system. Blood and tissue samples were collected for analysis and comparison at that time as well.
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