Cozumel 2016 Turtle Season

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Cozumel 2016 Turtle Season Officially Underway

 

Biologist Rafael Chacon who oversees the Cozumel Municipal Department of Ecology recently reported on social media that the first turtle nest of the 2016 season has been identified, meaning Cozumel’s 2016 turtle nesting season has begun!

Cozumel officials have also installed new rustic style signage featuring a white turtle icon.  These have been placed on beaches where turtles have been known to nest and will serve to alert beachgoers to keep an eye out for nests.  Additionally they’ve also increased signage with realistic sculptures of the two different types of turtles that nest here on the island.

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 is expected to start their turtle efforts May 15th.

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 18 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 weeklyCozumel 4 You news,social media, and promotional articles about the island, as well as moderates the Cozumel 4 You Facebook group, which currently has over 25,000 members. Her long suffering husband, Fabian, 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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Una ex yanqui de Connecticut quien llama hogar a Cozumel desde hace más de 15 años. Laura escapó al Caribe hace años, desplazándose de una isla a otra dando clases de BUCEO. Se dedicó a perder el tiempo en Jamaica y finalmente se detuvo en Cozumel para pasar unas vacaciones de 2 semanas que aún no terminan. Convenciendo a sus padres que pagaran una elegante universidad privada, obtuvo su título en Periodismo y Laura crea semanalmente Cozumel 4You, medios sociales y artículos promocionales sobre la Isla y también es moderadora en el grupo Cozumel 4 You en Facebook que actualmente cuenta con 25,000 miembros. Fabián, s umuy tolerante marido, desde hace mucho tiempo se resignó a no tener vida privada, pues se ha visto implicado en los diversos proyectos y planes que urde Laura. Son orgullosos padres de diversos perros y gatos rescatados. Mientras contempla su paso a través de la vida en el Caribe mexicano,Laura continúa siendo la pesadilla en la existencia de su muy tradicional suegra mexicana.

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