Royal Resorts Turtle News
The 2022 summer nesting season marches on and here’s the latest Royal Resorts turtle news. The number of turtle nests in the corrals at The Royal Sands, The Royal Islander and Royal Uno is still climbing and now stands at 569 with 65,470 eggs (Sept 3). Around 23,597 baby turtles have already been released to begin life at sea.
Elsewhere in the Mexican Caribbean, Fauna, Flora y Cultura de Mexico, A.C., the Riviera Maya-based NGO that patrols 14 nesting beaches in the area, including Paamul, Aventuras DIF, Chemuyil, Xcacel-Xcacelito, Xel-Ha, Tankah and several locations in Tulum and Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, reports 5,924 green turtle nests and 1,757 loggerhead turtle nests so far this summer. In 40 years of conservation work, this group’s biologists and volunteers have watched over 200,000 nests and released 15 million turtles.
In the Akumal area, Centro Ecológico de Akumal (CEA) staff and volunteers patrol Akumal Bay and three other nesting beaches to the north and south. The season tally of nests to date is 734, of which 531 are green turtle nests and 203 loggerhead turtle nests.
On Cozumel, the nesting beach of San Martin has registered 3,100 turtle nests this year, an island record.
Sources: Fauna, Flora y Cultura de Mexico, A.C., Centro Ecológico de Akumal, Subdirección de Ecología de Cozumel.