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More than 32,000 eggs in Isla Mujeres sea turtle camp

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — More than 32,000 eggs have been rescued along Isla Mujeres shores so far this year. During the first two months of the 2023 sea turtle season, Mayor Atenea Gómez Ricalde reported 32,207 eggs have already been placed in a protected area.

According to information from Edwin Novelo Ríos, the Isla Mujeres Director of Environment and Ecology, in the first six weeks of sea turtle season, the Tortuguero Camp has a count of 287 protected nests.

The nests belong to the loggerhead, hawksbill and white turtle. The total number of eggs in the pen by species are 28,033 white and green, 4,007 of loggerhead and 167 hawksbill from their 38 recorded nests, Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres reported.

To date, 91 loggerheads have hatched.