Turtles

Come to our fabulous beach to lay their eggs.

During the last week of April and early May until October starts one of the wonders of nature and is shared with Solymar Cancun Beach Resort, turtles come to lay their eggs, 7 species of turtles are known at all endangered, 4 are reach our shores: Carey, loggerhead, leatherback and green                     

                    

Female turtles emerge from the sea, located the right place, dig their nests and lay 1 to 2 eggs at a time in it, while tears flow from his eyes that serve to keep her wet and eyes free of sand, all for the nights usually. A female turtle lays an average of 100-120 eggs per nest and return Some species nest on the same beaches where they were born. Once finished deposit all their eggs and covers them with sand recedes.

                    

Even if they are already in a protection program need the help of humans to continue preserving, how? Once the turtle returns to the sea, our staff previously trained by the authorities has the important job of carefully remove the eggs laid in the nest and move to a new nest in a preconditioned "pen" of protection, ie in order to protect them from the busy beach. Already in this fold is identified with a stake at each nest to the type of turtle eggs and the amount of spawning and probable date of hatching date, usually the incubation period is two months.                     

                    

The first turtle babies begin to hatch in late June and so on until the last in November as it was in 2012 The corral located in the beach area is guarded 24 hours and hatch our staff the safeguards to be released at night as during the day have a high risk of being attacked by some of their natural predators: human and marine birds, crabs.                     

                    

The hatchlings instinctively head for the brightest part of the horizon that is usually found on the water, but they can become disoriented if they shine lights inland, therefore during release can be no lights, no camera flash, if this happens and disoriented probably will die even when they reach the sea they are easier prey for predators.                     

MORE RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Do not consume eggs, meat or any article based turtle, if they offer it report it to the authorities.
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  • Avoid walking at night on the beaches where turtles nest and the nests that we can step
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  • If you get the experience of nesting and / or release, please do not use camera with flash lamps or any other device that emits light; nesting should stay away at least 10 feet, silent and not try to touch them