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By José Antonio Pérez
Following weeks of incubation, the first 29 baby sea turtles of the season were released on Sunday, October 14th, in Las Conchas, where mama turtle made her nest two months ago.
Cesar Garcia Gonzalez, Director of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), explained on this occasion members of the Clean Beach Committee, along with volunteers and tourists, participated in the turtle release by creating a human chain in helping provide safe passage for the young turtles as they made their way to the sea. As in the past, biologist Itzel Cárdenas of Grupo Vidanta was on hand to carefully supervise the trail of the 29 sea turtles to the water.
Garcia Gonzalez recalled at the beginning of September this year, a report was made about the arrival of a sea turtle on the Las Conchas beach to nest. Over 100 eggs were collected safely and put in protected enclosures, as per protocol.
He added this represented the first of six turtle nests this season, with expectations of successful hatchings of the more than 500 eggs collected and protected now in 2018.