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Cozumel counts 3,700 sea turtle nests so far this season

Cozumel, Q.R. — More than 3,000 sea turtle nests have been counted along Cozumel shores already this season. Mauricio Martín Mendoza, Deputy Director of Ecology, says that 3,700 nests have been located.

Of those, 377 are loggerhead and 3,323 are of green turtle. The Deputy Director reported that to date, 230 nests have naturally hatched, releasing approximately 10,000 hatchlings.

He says they have dates available for the community to participate in the release of the baby turtles at the San Martín Tortuguero Camp, although as part of the preventive health measures, the groups are small but welcome.