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Sea turtle season well under way in Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. — The City Council of Benito Juárez, through the Directorate of Ecology, says their permanent program for sea turtles is well under way.

They say that of the 34 pens installed along the coastline, there are already 36 nests with more than 4,300 eggs. The sites and eggs are constantly monitored, even during the night, along the 12 kilometers of Cancun beaches.

In Cozumel, a total of 60 nests have been reported in the Punta Sur camp in the ecotourism park. This state reserve is managed by the Cozumel Parks and Museums Foundation.

Ángel Rafael Chacón Díaz, head of the Directorate of Conservation and Environmental Education, is urging the community to join the monitoring brigades.

Both organizations are reminding people to throw garbage in bins and not on the ground since things such as plastics and water pollution only lessen their survival risk. They are also reminding people to be careful around the nesting sites.

Sea turtle nesting season runs May to October along the coast of Quintana Roo.