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Sea turtles are large aquatic reptiles that can walk on land. These gentle giants are found in coastal waters all over the world, but they nest only in certain places. Sea turtles are divided into seven groups based on their shells.
The most common sea turtle is the green sea turtle, which is found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world.
The main species of sea turtles who return every year to the shores of Puerto Vallarta Jalisco Mexico is the Olive Ridley. Named for their dark green color, they’re the smallest type of sea turtle, and their shells will only grow up to about two feet in length.
The average Olive Ridley turtle will live for 50 years, feeding on jellyfish, shrimp, sea urchins, and other small marine life. While they’re currently the most abundant species of sea turtle, their population numbers are decreasing. However, their unique nesting behavior makes them stand out.
From June to December each year, the Olive Ridley sea turtles navigate the open sea to return to the same shores they were born on to nest. It’s easy to know when is turtle season when you see the mothers climbing through the sand to dig out their nests, and in some areas of the world, hundreds will show up at once to nest, a phenomenon known as an arribada.
Certain times of the year you can participate in the release of such beautiful little reptiles right on the beach at Boca de Tomatlan. It is certainly worth an evening of wonder and excitement.
Please check out Campamento Tortuguero Boca de Tomates Saving Sea Turtles in P.V.