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People Buzzing about our Turquoise Banderas Bay

March 21, 2016

Vallartenses who are jubilant that Banderas Bay is the most turquoise it has been in 15 years can help further heal our bay by joining the Aztec in giving gratitude on March 21 at 6:30 pm at Hotel Rosita.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - "This is the most turquoise I have seen Banderas Bay in 15 years," said local fisherman Phil Kerr, and people are wondering why, especially on sunny, cloudless calm days.

Could it be from the unprecedented friendly luminescent blue jellyfish that came here and ate up toxins following our Azteca-Cherokee-led oceandance at Los Muertos Pier on December 12? You decide.

The expressed intent of that oceandance was "to celebrate and direct that day's high vibed energies from the miraculous Paris Climate Summit Victory, together with tsunamis of love from 12 days of Mexico's pilgrimages/parades honoring our Lady of Guadalupe miracle, toward healing and transforming our endangered oceans from Fukushima and bay back to turquoise." Especially since they got left out of Paris!

The jellyfish cleaning the water critically revitalizes the plankton to more effectively transform the carbon in the water to oxygen (whereas oil spills kill them both). The implications are astounding since oceanographers say the plankton is the biggest transformer of carbon to oxygen - more than rain forests! So these jellyfish are super friends of the youth!

The emotional oceandance in the rain was led by Aztec Itzcax Yolotl with his Danza Aramara, and Kerr, a Cherokee, detailed in our Tribes of Americas Oceandance in Mexico in Gratitude for Paris Climate Miracle story on

The ceremony was suggested and supported by Olivia Ellis PhD (Cherokee) and Valerie Nunez (Apache), after telling me about 337 whales dying in Chile. (The two also played a key role in "How Amazing Grace Spared Puerto Vallarta from Patricia's Wrath.") I got choked up at the ceremony saying that we wanted to ensure that each of those whales who gave their lives could bring critical attention to heal our oceans.

Since then there has been a "West Coast Fisheries Disaster." So this turquoise oceandance phenomena is a Good News Solution for the Fishing and Tourism Industries, health, and answer to Mexican President Pena-Nieto's prayers to clean up his ports. By expanding on the oceandance around the bay, we can make Vallarta a shining model Oasis.

Seeing our turquoise bay, PV's dynamic Tourism leader, Norma Furlong was delighted and grateful and said "I am sending this story around the world." This former President for ADAPTUR, the Association of DMCs and Tourism Services, is now President of TUKARI Destination Management.

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Note: Vallartenses who are jubilant that Banderas Bay is the most turquoise it has been in 15 years can help further heal our bay and all our oceans by giving gratitude, especially during the Spring Equinox. Everyone is invited to join the Aztec along the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta on Monday, March 21st starting at 6:30 pm at Hotel Rosita and ending at sunset for a Hallelujah to Mother Earth, Neptune and Mother Ocean!

Suzy Chaffee, a former Olympic skier who helped invent dancing down mountains, has turned activist, journalist, filmmaker, and has worked with seven U.S. Presidents. She is now co-chairman of a non-profit partnership of the Elders of the Americas and Olympians, called the Native American Olympic Team Foundation, which aims to heal Mother Earth for all our children through joyful sports and education. For more information, contact Suzy at SuzyNativeVoices(at) or visit or

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