Baby turtles

Baby Sea Turtle in Montezuma

Yesterday we were very fortunate to come across a nest of baby turtles hatching and scampering down to the sea.

The tourists gathered around and protected them from birds and dogs, and helped a bit when they got stuck. You aren’t supposed to help them too much… they need to stretch out their muscles to get ready for swimming in the surf.

These baby sea turtles are probably Olive Ridleys, and they came from a natural nest on Playa Montezuma, very close to the protected nest area where there’s a project to protect them. It seemed a miracle that this nest wasn’t spotted by the volunteers or egg poachers, and we were happy to see all the babies make it into the ocean unhurt.

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