Campers enjoy escorting baby turtles to sea on Pacific coast of Mexico
Newly-hatched turtles rushed to the sea, making dozens of children marvel at the miracles of nature.
The spectacle was observed on annual basis in mid-September by conservators and organized campers, especially children, in Mexico’s island state Baja California Sur tipping into the Pacific.
“I released the turtles to let them go home.”
Environmentalists and conservation groups kept monitoring and protecting the nests all the time, until the babies are hatched and crawled back into the water.
“It’s a wonderful show. Releasing a turtle is the most exciting thing.”
Despite the protection, some of the eggs were still pilfered for black market and the waves threatened the newly-born, which eventually led to a very low survival rate.
(Soundbite) Francesca Dvorak, Manager of Turtle Observation Camping
“This season we rescued 71 olive ridley nests, protected roughly 7,000 eggs and around 75 percent of them could get hatched.”
(On-Site Sound: Baby Turtle Crawling to the Sea)