Endangered Sea Turtles on Mexico’s Coasts

Albatz Travel Adventures

Some baby turtles were born on the beach last night – right near our regular chairs!

(Email to friend from Puerto Vallarta, November 2016).

The hotel collected them and put them in a tub with sand from the beach. There was some controversy about whether this was the proper environment for them, weren’t they supposed to be put in salt water?
Baby turtles born on Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's Pacific coast The staff scratched their heads and then went and fetched a bucket of ocean water and plopped them in that. The poor little things didn’t seem much better off..
Baby turtles born on Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's Pacific coast Back on the beach I was talking to a guy sitting near me when I saw a little straggler the hotel people had missed. He was trying to get across the burning sand down to the ocean and getting caught up in the towel.

I cupped him in my hands and took his frantic flapping little body up to join his siblings.

However by that time hotel had phoned the…

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. prior.. says:

    Wow – need to go and see what happened to the little one that was brought to siblings – 😉

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    1. Mick Talbot says:

      You can really do that? 😕 😲 😌

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  2. prior.. says:

    Went there and awesome share post M.
    My niece was just here and when I driver her home – we did the perpetual story to help pass slow traffic time.
    You know it is where one person tells part of the story – then the next – then you go back and forth and it builds a Cool story –
    So we ended up with a theme of turtles !
    And this post made me smile to recall that November memory

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    1. Mick Talbot says:

      Ah ha, misunderstood your first comment, all is clare now. ☺

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