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#1 Coz2wonder

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:10 AM

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Sea Turtle Workshop

May/15/2014 - Aug/31/2014

http://www.cozumelparks.com/

 

 

Be part of this amazing experience, walk the beaches accompanied by biologist while experiencing first-hand the nesting behavior of the marine turtle.Be part of this amazing experience, walk the beaches accompanied by biologist while experiencing first-hand the nesting behavior of the marine turtle. The workshop takes place in the Faro Celarain Eco Park from 9 pm-12 a.m.

The meeting point for the sea turtle workshop will be at the police security point at Faro Celarain Eco Park at 9 pm. The cost is US$65 for adults and US$45 for children

source document:http://www.cozumel.t...nts.cfm?show=13


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:01 PM

Has anyone done this?  I would be interested, but 65 bucks per person is kind of pricey.........................


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

I have a friend on the island who works with the turtle rescue groups.  When I was there once in October we went along the beach and dug up turtle nests that had hatched already and counted the unhatched eggs and freed the few baby turtles who hadn't made it to the surface yet.  But I have never watched the egg laying process.  My understanding is that the people watching mark the nests after the momma leaves with the date and type of turtle.  They then know about when the eggs will hatch.  In the fall they dig up the nests and record the number of hatched eggshells and the number of unhatched eggs and submit that info to the great turtle authority in the sky.  We moved from nest to nest in the order of their laying filling out the paperwork.  The last nest we dug up had more than 100 baby turtles climbing up thru the sand.  We helped them into plastic crates and then took them down to the water line.  At that point, assuming that the next nests were not hatched yet, we stopped.  If you check my older posts (from a couple years ago), I posted a video of the event.  Here is a link to my facebook page where there are some photos of the event.

 

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:47 PM

you do it once in your life time.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:49 AM

I have been lucky enough to be present at a baby turtle release a few times in Akumal and it is awesome.  


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:03 PM

Ninja Sea Turtles. Those little warriors will be here to flight another day

 

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:25 PM

you do it once in your life time.

 

I've done it twice, and I'd do it again. 

 

It's a magical experience. Everyone I've done it with keeps talking about it even a couple of years later.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:04 PM

When do the babies start hatching?
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:01 PM

Ok have a couple of questions.

Do you just show up and go do this?

Do you need anything specific.

Where is this eco park/meeting  located, I don't really recall seeing it.

We'll be down 7/5-14

Thanks

 

 


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:12 PM

We have done it at least 5 times and have taken friends and family when they are visiting.  The last time was a "working" visit as we helped mark nests and really enjoyed the experience.  We were, however, very disappointed to see that the price has now been raised from $50 to $65 which will deter us from returning.  Does anyone know if there is a local discount?


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:35 PM

Doesn't appear to be a lot of current info posted yet, but you can review the past year of what takes place, and of course those adorable baby's racing to the sea.

 

The FB page for the Turtle Rescue is; https://www.facebook.../CozumelTurtles

You can also message them with your questions.


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