Turtle Update

tortuguitasIt has a been a busy few days for the turtles at The Royal Sands, eight females nested at the weekend and three more on Monday, bringing the tally to 63 nests and 7,628 eggs. A further 180 hatchlings were released last night to begin life at sea.
The overwhelming majority of our summer visitors to date have been green turtles, loggerheads are more common in the Riviera Maya and also tend to nest later in the season.

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  1. Jim Engle
    Jim Engle says:

    Hats Off!! There is nothing the Royal Resorts does that makes even close the good feelings we have about the protection of the
    turtle nesting and trek to the sea. It must make you proud!
    Jim & Sally Engle (3 weeks)
    Sierra Madre CA

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  2. Philip & Connie McGlasson
    Philip & Connie McGlasson says:

    how is the hatching season coming along? we will be there at the sands on the 10th of October. has it been a good year? Last year was slow. I think we were able to release turtles only one night

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    • jgreen
      jgreen says:

      Dear Philip:
      I hope to get an update on the turtles this weekend and I will check on Monday to see how many nests are expected to hatch in October. I think that there should still be some. I hope that this helps.

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  3. Sandi
    Sandi says:

    I will be coming the 1st week in Nov and was wondering if all the eggs have hatch, I hope that we will be able to enjoy that releasing of the turtles when we come.
    Sandi

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  4. Philip & Connie McGlasson
    Philip & Connie McGlasson says:

    We were there last week and got to join in releasing twice. There were 208 born early one morning and 180 on another day. We own P5049 so the hatchery is right out our front door. The little tracks of the newborn in the sand are a real treat to see. Thanks for the efforts of the Sands and all the Royals in this regard!

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    • jgreen
      jgreen says:

      Dear Philip: Thank you for telling us your turtle tale, I am glad that you were able to help release the baby turtles. Are you still here on vacation? If so I hope you have a wonderful time.

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  5. Philip & Connie McGlasson
    Philip & Connie McGlasson says:

    no. . .we are there only a week in the fall. We left Saturday the 17th. We had a week of GREAT weather though.

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