Turtle Release in Cabo for Kids | iTravel-Cabo Kids
SAVED: PAGE: ACTIVE AREA:
Title:
Type ID:
1
Type:
Text
ID:
875
Active:
True
Parent:
1
Pos:
0
Style:

Turtle Release

Title:
Type ID:
1
Type:
Text
ID:
876
Active:
True
Parent:
3
Pos:
0
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
10
Type: ID:
90
Active:
True
Parent:
2
Pos:
0
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
3
Type:
Youtube
ID:
17
Active:
True
Parent:
2
Pos:
0
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
12
Type:
Search Results
ID:
78
Active:
True
Parent:
2
Pos:
0
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
12
Type:
Search Results
ID:
369
Active:
True
Parent:
3
Pos:
0
Style:

Public YouTube video of a release

News Article

Cause of Cabo turtle death still unclear

Date: 2/24/2017

Still unclear if “Red Tide” caused death of 86 turtles around Cabo and La Paz

Get Details >

News Article

Cabo news catch up

Date: 11/9/2016

Catch up on what has been happening in Cabo over the last week...

Get Details >

News Article

Cabo kids release turtles

Date: 10/10/2016

Local Cabo kids with disabilities get chance to participate in turtle release program on Santa Maria beach.

Get Details >

News Article

First turtles released in Cabo

Date: 8/31/2016

Cabo school kids release first batch of baby olive ridley turtles back into the sea…

Get Details >

News Article

Turtle time in Cabo

Date: 7/20/2016

Nesting season begins for Cabo’s sea turtles.

Get Details >

News Article

The Magical Season of the Sea Turtle Release in Los Cabos is Here

Date: 10/12/2013

Get Details >

Search for turtle release using the iTravel engine

Things To Do In Cabo

Turtle Release 

Cabo Turtle Release

 

One of the highlights for most kids who visit Cabo, is the Turtle Release Program. Most releases take place in the fall which coincides with the annual whale migration and youngsters are invited to participate in co-operation with the local conservation programs.

The main turtle species represented in the program are Olive Ridley turtles and Leatherback turtles. Olive Ridley females nest in Los Cabos from June through December, Leatherback females from November through February.

After a two month incubation process, hatchlings claw their way out of the nest and instinctively head straight towards the sea. Unfortunately, many are eaten by birds and crabs before they reach the water, and those that do make it often fall prey to fish. Increasing beach development is also a major problem, as they are programmed to head of the brightest light – normally the reflected light from the sea. However, lights from hotels and beach homes disorient the baby turtles and draws them away from the relative protection of the waves.  Nursery programs have therefore become hugely important for sea turtle survival rates because from every batch of eggs laid by the female, only one or two will survive to maturity and return to breed on the same beach that they hatched.

Turtles are protected by Mexican law and those protected in the Baja are; Leatherback, Olive Ridley, Hawksbill, Loggerhead and Eastern Pacific Green Turtles.

Sea Turtles can take 30 years to grow to sexual maturity as is the case with the Pacific green turtles and many can eventually grow to 300-400 pounds! Unfortunately even today with these protected turtle nurseries there is a great deal of education and enforcement necessary to ensure their survival. Mexicans for many years depended on eating Sea Turtles (Cahuama as it is called in Spanish) and it is believed that eating the blood and oils of the Cahuama brings great health and virility, making it difficult to change some people’s minds. Tradition is ever the enemy of conservation.

One of the most popular and well organized releases is operated by Hilton Los Cabos and you can find out more about that here

The largest overall Sea Turtle protection and conservation programs is operated by Grupo Torugeo de Las Californias (Sea Turtle Conservation Network). Grupo Tortugeo A.C. was founded by Wallace J. Nichols a researcher of sea turtles from the U.S. He started this organization to educate by holding meetings with the fishing co-ops even in the smallest and more remote areas of Baja as to the need to protect the turtles.

The other main program is run by  Asupmatoma Asociacion Civil and is a volunteer organization started in 1995 that handles the protection of the sea turtles by moving their eggs to a protected breeding area north of Cabo San Lucas, by the water desalination plant in front of the Diamante Golf course. They take the eggs from various turtle nests at night and transplant them to this location for gestation. The different nests are marked with dates, quantities of eggs, expected hatch date and when ready the staff dig up the nest, remove the hatchlings and prepare them to be released immediately by the many willing volunteers.

Volunteers such as your kids!

Things to Do In Cabo

Business

Rancho Carisuva

Carisuva is an eco-adventure company, provider of unforgettable activity experiences in Los Cabos Area. We offer the most exited Tours in Baja, from ATV Beach & Desert Tour, Side by Side 4x4 Safari, Pacific Beach Horseback riding, Hiking Burro and Sunset horseback riding Tour, all through our private trails that run...

Get Details >

Business

Sierra Buggies

Sierra Buggies strives for excellence, knowing that it is the basis for providing quality in everything we do. The exotic Baja California Sur is our home, where each one of our visitors is welcome and treated as our personal guest. We want to provide you with an experience that is carefree,...

Get Details >

Business

Punta del Cabo Surfshop

Punta del Cabo started as an idea, soon after we took notice that there was a high demand and need for the locals of Los Cabos to have access to surfboard essentials like accessories and even materials to build and repair their own surfboards.

Get Details >

Business

Baja Buggys

Fasten your seat belts and get ready for fun!!! Hop on your Fully Automatic Xrail Buggy for the safest off road fun ride you have ever experienced. Explore Cabos San Lucas’s magical transition from desert to ocean as you travel through mountains and canyons at Migrino sandy river bed making your...

Get Details >

Business

Dolphin Discovery

Dolphin Discovery ® is the #1 swim with dolphins company in the world. We have 9 dolphinariums in relevant tourist destinations in the Mexican Caribbean: Cancun - Isla Mujeres, Cozumel (the most important cruise ship port of the Mexican Caribbean), Mahahual in Costa Maya and Puerto Aventuras in the Riviera Maya....

Get Details >

Business

High Tide Sea Expeditions

We provide the best Surf, Kayak, S.U.P., Hiking, and Off-road tours in Los Cabos. High Tide Los Cabos is a full service tour company. We pick you up. You have a blast. We drop you off. You live happily ever after!

Get Details >

Business

Cabo Flyboard

Rated #1 Attraction in Cabo on TripAdvisor! Cabo FlyBoard is the first and only authorized FlyBoard dealer for the state of Baja California Sur in Mexico. If you are looking to purchase a FlyBoard, or just want to take one for a ride, we are happy to assist. Our rentals are fun,...

Get Details >

Business

Caborey

With over 40 years offering tours in Mexico, Caborey has firmly established its reputation for quality, safety and fun. Whether you prefer to see the spectacular sites of Cabo San Lucas from the upper deck of a 144' catamaran, from 600' in the air suspended from a parasail, or watch themrace...

Get Details >

Business

Cabo Sky Tours

Live the best Cabo adventure flying in our powered hang glider. Cabo Sky Tours offers you the best sky ride ever!

Get Details >

Latest Cabo Fishing Reports

Bad Medecine Cabo Fishing Report March 2017

Right now the main action is Sierra Mackerel, Yellowtail, Grouper and Snapper. We... More

Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

Give Us Your Feedback



©2014 iTravel Connected, San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Email: info@itravel-cabo.com. Site presented on the iPort Business Platform