Olive Ridley Turtles in Rocky Point

Olive Ridley Turtles in Rocky Point

Living near the sea makes it easy to witness small shows that only occur here, from a funny or quirky photograph and beautiful sunsets to something like the movement of baby turtles into the sea.

On the 14th of November 2018, a group of 68 newborn Olive Ridley Turtles was released into the sea in order to help their growth process. This activity took place in Sandy Beach along the area of Esmeralda Luxury Resort. Grupo Vidanta oversaw it and had the school ʺCIMA Colegio Americanoʺ as special guests.

Itzel Carolina Cárdenas Montes, from Grupo Vidanta, said they have been collaborating for several years with the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA, by its initials in Spanish) in the process of egg recovery, incubation and release of the turtles.

On the other hand, third and first-semester high school students from CIMA were present due to an activity of their study program related to the case, being the directive office the one that managed the invitation so that the students could witness this event.

Lucía Vázquez, a biology teacher who was present, commented that in her subject they are seeing the reproduction process of different species and their periods of adaptation, is the Olive Ridley turtle an example of this.

In addition, Lucía mentioned that the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO by its initials in Spanish) informed her how at this day, some real estate developments have been involved in ecological cases like this one to participate in the support to different marine species.

It is necessary that all of us who live (or visit) in a city with a beach unites to care for the environment; in this way, we will preserve the beauty that it offers us. We want to continue witnessing natural spectacles such as the release of Olive Ridley turtles to the sea.

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