Once a week or so, I like to include in this blog some human interest posts, or articles from other local sources about life here. Monica in our office sent this one to me this morning. It is from http://www.visitingmexico.com.mx and it is an article I translated from Spanish to English. It is about the sea turtles that are home to Quintana Roo.
I have included this article to show the concentrated effort that is going on down here in Costa Maya and Mahahual, and the whole Mexican Caribbean for that matter, to protect nature and the ecosystem that makes the Mexican Caribbean so beautiful.
The annual hatching of sea turtle eggs in Akumal and other areas is a big thing down here, and it attracts many visitors each year. I have seen and done a lot of things here, but swimming with the sea turtles is Akumal was one of the best experiences I have had yet. If you get a chance try to see these sea turtles inj their natural surroundings if you ever get the chance.
Thanks for reading, Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina
Article from http://www.visitingmexico.com.mx
According to data from April to oficianles date 299 nests and 545 hatchlings of Caretta-Caretta caguama.El species or state government accounted takes actions to conserve and protect the sea turtles that come to nest on the coasts as quintanarroenses.Así 89 nests of the species Chelonia mydas commonly known as white, off the coast of Xcacel-Xcacelito, natural sanctuary for the reproduction of the species.
The young are born in the corral relocation of eggs and do not represent the total data hatchlings, because in the in situ or natural nests hatch and the hatchlings instinctively begin their journey toward waters.
He stressed that the state government, through the EMS, in coordination with civil associations, the University of Quintana Roo, the Flora Association, Wildlife and Culture of Mexico and the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas, works in the scope of their authority .
In Quintana Roo must record the arrival of four species of turtles that nest seven off the coast of Mexico. Annually the white species (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Demochelys coriecea) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys eretmocheiys.) Of which the first two are the main point of the protected nesting area Xcacelito Xcacel-come, in that during 2013 four thousand white turtle nests and 500 loggerheads were counted.
Authorities said the baby turtles will be released the last week of August and early September, also involving the Quintana Roo, especially children, to inculcate the culture of protection and conservation of the species is endangered.
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