Nuevo ZIHclo Escolar

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, August 28, 2023, 20:35 (35 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

This morning, early, we had the tracks from 20 turtle haul outs on la Ropa. Yesterday, only 17, Saturday, 21.

It appears that the city has abandoned the turtlearium between La Perla and La Arena on La Ropa. The shade cloth roof of the area where they relocated the eggs to came down a few months ago, and is still flapping in the breeze. We haven't seen the people out looking for nests, but that could be timing on our part.

Was it necessary??? Great question because most of the nests are laid high enough on the beach to be safe from high tides and hatch naturally, but then there is always the percentage that aren't high enough and are lost to the ocean.

Then there is the public education part of letting them hatch in the turtlearium and having people "launch" them. Great learning experience. Then they started soliciting for tips with encouragement from one of the neighboring restaurants.

It's fabulous to see the nests, the turtles laying, and the babies hatching. Life is great.

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