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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Jul
25

More turtles and second extension of our protection area

More turtles and second extension of our protection area

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.

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Jul
15

Protection Corral extended

Protection Corral extended

With quite large numbers of sea turtles nesting on our beach this year, our protection corral filled up quickly and two days ago we had no more space for new nests. So exactly 1 month after originally building our corral we had to extend the protection area yesterday.

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Jul
10

What a crazy sea turtle season – Update July 10

What a crazy sea turtle season – Update July 10

The last 10 days at the beach have been really crazy with 9 to 20 (!) turtles laying eggs each night. This brings us to a total of 273 nests with more than 32,000 eggs that we currently protect in our corral; 30% more than in 2015 at the same time and an increase of 120% compared to last year.

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