Turtle Season on Banderas Bay, Mexico
August 30, 2016
Between July and December, you can see several of these ocean-friendly creatures coming back to the beaches where they were hatched. Their presence has motivated the local residents of Banderas Bay to create campaigns to protect the life of the native sea turtles.
These sea turtle conservation initiatives can be found on many beaches in Banderas Bay, and they encourage locals and tourists to learn about and appreciate these lovely creatures.
Turtle Season on Banderas Bay
Initiatives to conserve the Olive Ridley sea turtle and other endangered species in Banderas Bay have been going on for over 30 years. Local Banderas Bay tour agencies, hotels and restaurants are joining forces to ensure the sea turtle and neighboring endangered species remain as viable species. This task is going to be a great journey thanks to all the excessive ocean fishing, environmental pollution, and death from natural predators that sea turtles endure year after year. However, with the help of initiatives stationed throughout Banderas Bay, local businesses hope to end the cycle of extinction for these sea turtles by providing information about them to anyone who ventures into the public.
Vacations to Banderas Bay
If you just so happen to vacation in Banderas Bay during the Sea Turtle season, you are in for a treat! At night, some of the resorts are filled with sea turtles along the shore. When these turtles are highly visible, you can expect them to be devoting countless hours to building underground nests for the next generation. And just when the environmental conditions are right, you will see these lovely creatures laying their eggs and then heading back to the ocean. The ocean will remain their home until it is time to build nests and lay eggs again.
Low Chances of Survival
Another reason the sea turtles are encountering extinction is because of their poor survival rate in the nest. While the babies are buried in the sand, they have to fend for themselves. This means that out of 1,000 sea turtles, only one might actually survive to adulthood. With poor survival rates like this, it’s no wonder the citizens of Banderas Bay have stepped in to help these creatures.
So if you are a fan of sea turtles, you will love vacationing in Banderas Bay, Mexico between July and December. If you catch the hatched turtles coming out their nests, you may be able to help them get to the ocean, which is an adventure to remember.