Sea turtles hatching in Nicaragua

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The turtle hatching season is getting under way here in Nicaragua. This year biologists are expecting over 40,000 turtles to return to the Pacific shores of Nicaragua to lay their eggs. The area is called La Flor Wildlife reserve, this region protects over 1,000 meters of coast line for turtles to nest.

A baby turtle on the pacific coast of Nicaragua.

A baby turtle on the pacific coast of Nicaragua.

Five species of sea turtles reproduce on Nicaraguan beaches: The hawksbill, the leatherback, the loggerhead, the olive ridley, and the green sea turtle, all in danger of extinction due to a variety of factors. They lay their eggs on the Pacific beaches of this country between July and January.

 

More information about La Flor Wildlife Reserve can be found on the government of Nicaragua website. 

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