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Loggerhead eggs moved from Isla Mujeres beach after heavy rains

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Heavy rains partially unearthed a sea turtle nest on an Isla Mujeres beach. Eggs from the nest were discovered by a local resident Thursday who notified Isla Mujeres authorities.

City workers found the exposed nest and transferred 70 eggs to an incubation pen at Media Luna. The nest of loggerhead eggs was compromised due to heavy rains. The nest was made in a drainage area, which eroded the sand and partially exposed the eggs.

The eggs will remain in the incubation pen until they hatch. They were moved to prevent them from being stolen.