Friday, November 29, 2013 2:41 PM
Turtle Season Ends with Hopeful Report at Xpu Ha
The first and official end of season report for the Xpu Ha Turtle Monitoring Program has been released by project leader, Guillermo Camareno. This year, Guillermo met with the President of the Quintana Roo Turtle Association and another state run turtle association group and made plans to maintain communication and updates on the turtle conservation efforts on the local, state, and federal levels so that all organizations will become informed about the statistics and well-being of turtle populations all over the country.
Guillermo reports that the government in Mexico are pushing to protect the turtles by enforcing strict laws and policies for operating turtle nurseries in Quintana Roo and eventually along all of Mexico's coasts.
Here are the final 2013 Marine Turtle numbers for Xpu Ha, Quintana Roo
Total nests: 277
Total eggs: 30,739
Turtles released: 27,338
Green turtles: 215
Loggerheads turtles: 62
Total eggs in nursery: 10,209
Nursery turtle hatch rate : 93%
Nursery turtle release: 90%