Releasing baby turtles into the Ocean in Mexico
It was one kind of experience to participate in at “El Tortugario” Ecological Center in Cuyutlan, Mexico.
It is called “hatchling”, and a lot of one-day-old baby turtles were released into the Pacific Ocean from the nursery.
El Tortugario in Cuyutlan is not a very well known touristic place, like other similar ones in Mexico. However, there were quite a few North Americans participating on that day. They are everywhere South of the border in the cold months of the winter… and my husband and I were there too 🙂 We even didn’t know about this kind of practice before! Lucky we were in the right place at the right time to take part in it… 🙂
Releasing the baby turtles into the water
For me it was very impressive, because they were so small and beautiful, but at the same time so fragile…
I held them in my hands and put them slowly on the beach… Some went in the direction of the water, but some didn’t know what to do, so we gently directed them 🙂
We watched the little turtles going on their first and decisive life adventure. It was not easy… Every single obstacle was a challenge for them, starting with the irregularities of the sand and the foot prints, to the actual contact with the cold water. Some even didn’t have the courage to take the plunge, and they were coming back 🙂 – Well, what to expect from one-day-old baby turtles that hadn’t even seen water before?
I decided to make a collage with all those instances in the process of releasing baby turtles. I thought it could be more comprehensive. The image is available as art print, so if you want a poster like this on your wall, just click on it to see the printing options:
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