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#1 nauticab

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:36 PM

just read on facebook from the head of eco dept, ramfael chacon, that they have registered 3900 turtle nests this year! at an average of 125 eggs per nest, 487,500 eggs in total. stats show that 1 in every 100 live to adulthood to reproduce. so we are looking, for cozumel only, almost 5000 turtles for the future.
this is wonderful news. turtle liberation will be starting very soon in full swing. can't wait to take the kid with school to free the babies. so wonderful!
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:08 PM

can you give facebook link or reference?
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:04 PM

sure, just do a facebook search for rafael chacon. it at the top of his page. my stats are based on the fact that each nest (nido) has approx 120 eggs. one of every 100 actually survives the journey into adulthood. there was a wonderful movie that adrian organized to show several months ago about the life journey of a turtle and was really interesting to see what they go thru and how far they travel.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:59 AM

Sorry if you thought I was questioning your stats, certainly not. We were fortunate to go out with the turtle folks ond night in August; after a class from Lupita at the eco center. We saw them assist some loggerhead babies in their hatching and then go to the sea; saw several greens coming out of the water to prepare nests and saw a green laying her eggs then closing the nest. I just wanted to try to see the page, but there are 500+ rafael chacon's. Thanks for you help.

BTW, we plan to bring them some stuff next time, especially the surveyor's tape that they can't get in Mexico.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:52 PM

it is such a wonderful experience to see all three events. good for you!
not sure if this link will work, but this is what showed on his facebook
http://www.facebook.com/#!/greenpez?ref=ts
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:59 PM

When I lived in mex back in the late 70's and early 80's we ate turtle eggs and turtles in the restaurants in Cozumel. They are very good. I hope that once "las tortugas" get reestablished we can enjoy them from the menus. They're good and low in fat.
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