The Cancun Turtles Blog

On the CancunTurtles blog we publish information on our current work, facts and background details about the sea turtles, personal opinions of our volunteers and guest posts that have been submitted to us (If you would like to share your “turtle” story, please get in touch with us!).

Sep
06

Mother Sea Turtle & Babies – side by side

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 It is really rare to see a mother sea turtle side by side with baby sea turtles. Usually the mothers only come ashore to make the nest and deposit the eggs. Once done they never return for their offspring.

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Jun
05

Possible impact of Seaweed Barriers for the Turtle Population

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Obviously one of the mayor attractions of visiting Cancun are those beautiful beaches accompanied by the warm water of the Caribbean Sea. Exactly this is now under thread by a natural phenomenon: Seaweed (Sargassum – a brown macroalga originating from the Atlantic Ocean's Sargasso Sea).

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May
09

The 2019 Sea Turtle Season in Cancun has officially started

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Today the Department of Ecology in Cancun has issued the official permits for the registered sea turtle protection corrals. This year is expected to be a very strong season and much higher numbers of female turtles laying eggs on the sandy beaches in the popular vacation destination should be seen.

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Sep
08

How many sea turtle nests were protected in Cancun so far?

How many sea turtle nests were protected in Cancun so far?

Today the Secretary of Ecology invited all parties that are participating in their Sea Turtle Protection Program to a meeting. Among other topics they announced this years numbers of collected and protected sea turtle nests as of September 5.

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Aug
31

Lots of lovely hatchlings and more mother turtles

Lots of lovely hatchlings and more mother turtles

It’s the end of August and time to give you an update.

So far this year has been amazing with never before seen numbers of mother turtles coming to our beach section to nest.

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Jul
28

Hooray! We have baby turtles!

Hooray! We have baby turtles!

While still huge numbers of mother turtles come to the beach to lay their eggs, yesterday in the early morning hours the first baby turtles of the sea turtle season 2017 from nest 1 and 2 hatched.

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