The Story of a Miracle. Turtle Marine Program Xel-Há

The Story of a Miracle. Turtle Marine Program Xel-Há

Aug 27, 2012

Did you know that the survival rate of a sea turtle is 1%?

The story of J3630 The Turtle [Photo Essay]

 

You can help more turtles like J3630 return. The Sea Turtle Conservation program extends its efforts online through the Tortugatón and your participation in social networks.

 

In 1991 a very special turtle came to leave her eggs at Xcacel

In 1991 a very special turtle came to leave her eggs at Xcacel

The turtle caregivers took her data and registered her information.

The turtle caregivers took her data and registered her information.

To ensure the survival of the tortoises, the eggs were transferred to special hatcheries.

To ensure the survival of the tortoises, the eggs were transferred to special hatcheries.

After almost 2 months the tortoises were ready to leave the nest.

After almost 2 months the tortoises were ready to leave the nest.

The tortoises were taken to Xcaret until they were ready to be released.

The tortoises were taken to Xcaret until they were ready to be released.

When the turtles turned one year old they were released

When the turtles turned one year old they were released

One of this turtles was marked as J3630

One of this turtles was marked as J3630

On 2004, 14 years later, this turtle came back to the beach where she was born to leave her eggs.

On 2004, 14 years later, this turtle came back to the beach where she was born to leave her eggs.

Throughout her 20 years she has put 19 nests and given birth to 1.427 tortoises, which we hope return one day just like their mother.

Throughout her 20 years she has put 19 nests and given birth to 1.427 tortoises, which we hope return one day just like their mother.

 

 

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