Sea turtle nesting season begins in Mazatlan; over a million turtles have been saved


With a new release of hatchlings of this species, the institution kicks off the 32nd season of the permanent protection program for sea turtles that arrive on the beaches of Mazatlan

Citizens and tourists are invited to report if they see a turtle spawning on the beaches.

Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- This Friday began in Mazatlan the 32nd season of the Permanent Protection Program for Sea Turtles that arrive on the beaches of the port.

The start took place with a symbolic flag and the release of olive ridley turtle hatchlings in the beach area at the height of the monument to sea lions, according to a press release.

The act was led by the head of the paramunicipal, the biologist Pablo Gerardo Rojas Zepeda, who highlighted the commendable work carried out by the institution in favor of wildlife species and their environment, especially turtles.

“Citizens are called to be aware of the conservation of the sea turtle, it really does not have the aphrodisiac characteristics as it is said, it is a very vulnerable species,” he said.

To avoid harming the species and its future offspring, tourists and locals are called upon to report if they see a turtle nesting or spawning on the beaches.

Reports can be made to 911 or directly to 6699817815, extension 33.

The event was attended by representatives of PROFEPA, CONANP, the Sinaloa Turtle Network, Ecology, Beach Operator, and the Aquatic Squad.

From June to November are the months with the most nesting records.

The Aquarium is in charge of protecting the beach area, which is divided into 5 areas, which are Cerritos, Golden Zone, Del Mar Avenue, Pinitos, and Olas Altas. The one with the highest nesting is Avenida Del Mar.

The sea turtle nesting season occurs in Mazatlan from June to November.

Five species arrive at the port, of which three nest (olive, leatherback and black) and two feed (loggerhead and hawksbill).

Last year, from July to November, more than 110,000 sea turtle eggs were protected in Mazatlan.

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