2018 Cozumel Turtle Season

2018 Cozumel Turtle Season to Start Soon

Early nests should be reported soon……

Photo Courtesy of Biol. Rafael Chacon

Although the Cozumel Municipal Department of Ecology doesn’t traditionally start turtle egg laying season until May 15th it’s not that unusual for turtle nests to start showing up on Cozumel beaches.  Two years ago, nests started showing up in late April.

According to a recent statement issued by EcoSur, an estimated 20,000 sea turtle nests are expected to be marked in the State of Quintana Roo in the coming weeks, and due in part to ecological efforts, such as marking and tracking, 80% of the eggs in the nest are expected to hatch.

The Cozumel Department of Ecology has an official Facebook page that

Cozumel Turtle Season 

can be followed for turtle updates.


En breve inicia la temporada

Photo Courtesy of Spela Mihelac

de tortugas 2018 en Cozumel

Dentro de poco tiempo se darán a conocer los nuevos nidos. . .

Si bien la Dirección de Ecología del municipio de Cozumel por lo general no pone en marcha la temporada de anidación sino hasta Mayo 15, no es atípico que comiencen a aparecer

Photo Courtesy of Spela Mihelac

nidos de tortugas en las playas de Cozumel.  Hace un par de años, los nidos comenzaron a aparecer a finales de Abril.


De acuerdo a uniformes recientes de EcoSur, en las próximas semanas se espera un marcaje un 20,000 nidos de tortugas de mar en el Estado de Quintana Roo, y gracias en parte a los esfuerzos ecológicos, tales como el marcaje y rastreo,  se espera que 80% de los huevos del nido logren eclosionar.


La Dirección de Ecología de Cozumel cuenta con una página en Facebook donde pueden seguir las actualizaciones sobre las tortugas.

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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