The Protection Corral is ready for action!
As mentioned in our previous post we were busy preparing everything to construct the protection corral for the 2017 season. Finally it is done and just in time as we have noticed very high numbers of Sea Turtles arriving. After a few Green Sea Turtles it was nice that we recovered also the eggs of four Loggerhead Turtles. Hopefully we will also have some Hawksbill Sea Turtles this year (these are the rarest ones we get and last year we only protected one nest of this species with 103 eggs).
As far as numbers go, there are currently 40 nests in the corral with 4,441 Eggs collected. This number stands out as we had only 7 nests at the same time last year. Usually every second or third year there is a stronger season with more mother turtles depositing eggs on the beaches in Cancun. We are expecting a very busy season and the initial numbers confirm this.