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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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.
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.
Only 9 days after extending our protection area for the first time and already fearing we went a little bit over the top, the huge new space was nearly full yesterday and we had to make room for more turtle nests.