Saving the turtles in Mexico

//Saving the turtles in Mexico

What a night! We took a late night stroll on the beach only to find baby sea turtles in the sand. The fish and wildlife had seeded the beach with turtle eggs to restore the population. Once the eggs hatch during the new moon, the little turtles are supposed to walk to into the surf.

The problem was that the nearby lights confused the turtles and they walked the wrong way, away from the surf, wearing themselves out. We, along with several other volunteers, tracked the little guys, picked them up, and carried them back to the surf. We saved somewhere around 15 turtles who would have been easy prey for the seagulls at daylight.

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2017-09-14T09:49:27-07:00March 28th, 2010|Mexico|0 Comments

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