Mexico’s Baby Sea Turtles

“Many of nature’s greatest spectacles impress with their bold size: the Himalayan massif, Iguaçu Falls, blue whales, hundreds of thousands of animals migrating across the Serengeti Plain. Yet one of the world’s most intriguing natural marvels takes place quietly and involves tiny, vulnerable creatures. For a few months each year on Mexico’s Pacific coast, olive ridley sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs in the sand. By the light of the moon, the baby hatchlings scurry to the sea, remembering forever their birthplace to which they will one day return to continue the cycle of life.” -Natural Habitat Adventures

Organizations like Grupo Tortuguero and Billion Baby Turtles are working around the clock to reverse the threat of endangerment to these amazing creatures.

Did You Know?

  • It’s estimated that only 1 in 1,000 hatchlings will survive to see adulthood.  
  • Once out of the nest, hatchlings face many predators including ghost crabs, birds, raccoons, dogs, and fish to name a few. 

Hatchlings follow the natural light from the horizon to reach the water for the first time.

Baby Turtle Release

Baby Endangered Green Sea Turtles start their lives at sea

photo credit: Travel Culture Magazine

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