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Cozumel begins releasing hatched sea turtles from record 3,100 nests

Cozumel, Q.R. — Thousands of baby sea turtles are in the process of being released into the sea. The island of Cozumel reports a record number of hatched eggs in the San Martin Camp.

Cozumel Mayor Juanita Alonso Marrufo says on August 15, they began the process of releasing hatched eggs from the camp’s record 3,100 nests.

The deputy director of Ecology, Germán Yáñez Mendoza, said that to date, they have recorded a record of 3,100 nests throughout the San Martín Camp. As the eggs hatch, the babies are released.

At the moment, the young sea turtles are being released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the help of 250 registered volunteers.