OUR MARINE BIOLOGIST ELIZABETH GONZALEZ PAYAN

SHE HAS 10 YRS OF EXPERIENCED IN SEA TURTLES WORKING ON THE PACIFIC SIDE ESPECIALLY WITH LEATHER BACKS !!!

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Welcome to a wonderful New Year!

Hello everyone, This year looks promising for the return of our three endangered species of Sea Turtles. We have Three Endangered species of Sea Turtle: the Leatherback, Olive Ridley, and Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtle. We have four leatherback nests now, marked and protected.  It makes all of us excited to have these great giants here and nesting.   These have been noted to be the most endangered species of Sea Turtle here in the East Cape.  It can take up to five … Continue reading

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TURTLE RELEASE !!!

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HAPPY XMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

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December visitors release baby turtles

On Monday December, 7th we have successfully release another nest of baby Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtles. The nest had 88 hatch-lings and the colder weather made their journey a little slower. We had a wonderful gathering of Holiday visitors and volunteers to help these turtles on their way to the Sea of Cortez. December brings welcomed tourists to our beaches, and also the need for increased protection of these endangered species. The nest was located in an area of … Continue reading

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Leatherback Turtle Returning Home!

We are having wonderful weather, and the return of the tourists is in full swing. Today we sighted the return of a Leatherback Turtle (or Tortuga Laud in Spanish). The female Leatherback turtle came to shore at Lighthouse Point, just to the south of Los Barilles, to lay her eggs. We were able to mark the turtle nest and we hope to protect it during the turtle egg incubation period. Leatherback turtle eggs usually hatch in about 50 to 75 … Continue reading

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Baby Green Sea Turtles

You never know when there will be a call for help. These baby Green sea turtles ended up hatching in the middle of heavy beach traffic and were therefore at risk of not surviving on their way to the sea. The hotel manager of Playa Del Sol (Tomas) gave us a call and we immediately began the rescue. The rescue also turned into an opportunity to teach and give people a first hand experience of helping the sea turtles. There … Continue reading

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Baja Sea Turtles

Its been a while since we have given you an update on what is happening here in the East Cape with the turtles. There has been several sucessful releases in Buena Vista, Baja Mexico. There is a wonderful resort and hotel called Rancho Buena Vista. The Local community is very active in watching the activitiy
of Sea Turtles. We are always kept updated if turtles come on to the beach and lay eggs. The home owners love it here and show it with there passion for ensuring the safety of the nesting turtles. On Saturday morning 129 Ridley Olive turtles were released into the Sea of Cortez. The location was near the Hotel with residents in attendance. It was a wonderful moment for all, in the early morning hours on the
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