As many of you know, after hurricane Dean, the beaches of Akumal were devastated. The turtle nests we had, were lost. Centro Ecológico Akumal is working with great effort in order to locate as much nests as possible, even if the sign posts are nowhere to be found.
On September 14, we found two Caretta Caretta nests (Loggerhead), releasing 178 loggerhead hatchlings safely to the ocean. We also found five Chelonia Mydas (Green Turtle) nests, releasing 446 green turtle hatchlings.
Before Dean we had:
- 82 Loggerhead nests and 67 Green Turtle nests.
- 4314 Loggerhead & 804 Green Turtle hatchlings released.
Thank you for all your comments and donations. Don’t forget you can strongly help us reporting any anomaly in your hotels or condominiums, as well as in any beach you visit. For further information read our recommendations for the turtle nesting season, or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org