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The 2020 sea turtle season comes to an end for Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. — The Cozumel Parks and Museums Foundation (FPMC) concluded the 2020 sea turtle nesting season with the registration of 857 nests, 85 of which were loggerhead and 772 green turtles.

Rafael Chacón Díaz, director of Conservation and Environmental Education explained that the season for the arrival of sea turtles begins in May and ends at the beginning of November of each year.

He highlighted that during the 2020 season, FPMC staff carried out regular monitoring, registration and marking of nests at the Punta Sur Tortuguero Camp. Staff also relocated nests in a state of emergency and released young turtles.

Ricardo Peralta Muñoz, head of the Sea Turtle Protection Program pointed out that this season was atypical with the impact of various weather conditions which this year, included tropical storms and two hurricanes.

He said that the storms caused various affectations on four of the five beaches of the Tortuguero Punta Sur Camp where the highest number of nests were registered.