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.
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).
With the contingency caused by COVID-19, authorities, hoteliers and environmentalists of the Cancun-Puerto Morelos tourist corridor are preparing to attend the new sea turtle nesting season for 2020, but this year without a volunteer program.
Scientists have additional evidence to explain why plastic is dangerous to sea turtles: the animals mistake the scent of plastic for food. A plastic bag floating in the sea not only looks like a jellyfish, but it also gives off a similar scent.
This poor Green Sea Turtle had a “rough” night out. She arrived on our beach at around 04:45 am and was really struggling finding the perfect spot where she could lay her eggs. The story doesn’t end here, because after over an hour of digging she was not satisfied and moved on to yet another spot and started all over again.