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Tortugas Hatchlings Release on La Ropa?

by Sunlight Dancer, Tuesday, March 03, 2020, 17:37 (95 days ago)

Is it still possible to see the turtle babies released from the Catalina on La Ropa? Not sure if the season goes into the month of March.

Many thanks in advance for a reply.

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Tortugas Hatchlings Release on La Ropa?

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, March 03, 2020, 19:20 (94 days ago) @ Sunlight Dancer

I'm thinking not. There have been three haul outs/nests this last week, one in January, but nothing else we have seen.

Sunday morning there were a few tracks at the end of the new Mercado de Artisanias with one little guy going the wrong way. We sent him off in the right direction and named him.

Come back in the summertime! It's wonderful, and in August through about October, you'll see hatchlings running for the water most mornings if you are early enough.

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Tortugas Hatchlings Release on La Ropa?

by Sunlight Dancer, Tuesday, March 03, 2020, 22:38 (94 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Thanks amigo.

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Tortugas Hatchlings Release on La Ropa?

by juanrojo @, Wednesday, March 04, 2020, 10:36 (94 days ago) @ Sunlight Dancer

Talley Ho, Some walker watchers thought five exit/nests on 03/02/20 and the same as you from January on otherwise. As you know, I would only mention this as an interesting possibility and never to argue with such useful observers and team players.

I also remember your August observation of a much larger single night stand out event and can't help but wonder if the same species of turtle may be the nester's in both cases to have such remarkable coincidence of timing, again, in both cases.

Maybe Olive Ridleys in mini aribatas. I saw a report concerning two recorded mortality counts of Oaxaca mass birthings of 5% and 20% through overcrowding. Maybe nature has an egg spreading back up plan or clever groups of slackers get together for some out of season breeding to skip the trip and just drop eggs local. Nobody goes to Oaxaca anymore it's too crowded.

You can see I have an interest but I'm not always real sciencey, sometimes, but not always.

I came across the astounding factoid below, cut and pasted from Wikipedia and it was footnoted, while I was trying to correctly spell Whahakkah, (possible Yiddish spelling, not checked or footnoted). It shows a huge change in attitude, a sea change some might say.

More than one million olive ridleys were commercially harvested off the coasts of Mexico in 1968 alone

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Please be happy always

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Tortugas Hatchlings Release on La Ropa?

by hromero ⌂ @, Wednesday, March 04, 2020, 13:34 (94 days ago) @ Sunlight Dancer

While I am uncertain about turtle releases on La Ropa, I know that Camapemento Tortuguero on Playa Blanca has still been hosting turtle releases fairly regularly.

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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Fewer Arrivals

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, March 04, 2020, 14:21 (94 days ago) @ hromero

While I am uncertain about turtle releases on La Ropa, I know that Camapemento Tortuguero on Playa Blanca has still been hosting turtle releases fairly regularly.

And there was a release just a few nights ago by the Marinos here on the downtown beach in front of the Sector naval.

Last year we were helpless to stop the poaching of turtle eggs. This year even though the Marinos are paying closer attention and patrolling the beach, it seems many turtles simply never even showed up or maybe the dogs on the beaches are scaring them off.