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

Time for turtles again in Cabo

Date: 7/10/2017

Nesting season begins again for Cabos sea turtles…

Get Details >

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 >

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

Amigos del Mar

We are a: PADI, SSI, NAUI, NASDS Dive Resort Facility offering daily Sea of Cortez Scuba Tours in Cabo San Lucas, a variety of Certification Courses and Introductory Scuba Courses, and – in season – natural history whale watching tours. Our choice of dive sites will please every diver, from the...

Get Details >

Business

Tio Sports

Tio Sports is an outdoor activity company that provides the funniest and safest Stand-Up Paddle boarding, Kayak Tours, Wave Runners, Hobbies Tours, Glass Bottom Boat, and Scuba Diving Tours.

Get Details >

Business

Cabo Deep Blue

Come whale watching with Cabo Deep Blue. Each winter, Gray whales, Blue Whales and Humpback Whales migrate 10,000 km south from their arctic feeding grounds, to breed and rear their young in Baja California's sheltered lagoons. After their long journey from Alaska, the Whales arrive in the shallow and warm...

Get Details >

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

Wild Canyon Adventures

From working on Mexico´s version of BIG BROTHER and FEAR FACTOR, to build countless other extreme sport attraction over the past decade, Ekopark Inc. has helped to produce some of the country´s most extreme venues. Now with Wild Canyon, the design team has pulled out all the stops - defining every...

Get Details >

Business

Surf in Cabo

SURFINCABO is an integrity community services for surfers and supers, a company 100% Mexican by origin dedicated to the service of guiding surf & stand up paddle (SUP) tours all over Baja California South, we also provide SURF & SUP Lessons, to all level surfers, and lodging in our B&B, having...

Get Details >

Business

Camino Aventura Activities

In Camino Aventura Activities we are faithful to our commitment to produce unparalleled experiences, focusing specially on giving the best service quality to our guests. We have developed amazing group tours for our guests that give the opportunity to discover Los Cabos natural beauty. Our team has been trained to provide...

Get Details >

Business

Whale Watch Cabo

Join Whale Watch Cabo for Whale watching in Cabo San Lucas hosted by our staff of Marine Biologists/Naturalists. Whale Watch Cabo offers small group tours and private boat tours for fun, respectful Whale watching encounters. Whale Watch Cabo’s guides are English and Spanish speaking Biologists/Naturalists, studying the whales of Los Cabos. Our...

Get Details >

Business

Pez Gato

Pez Gato is open 7 days a week. Snorkeling, Sailing Tours, Booze Cruise, Whale Watching.

Get Details >

Latest Cabo Fishing Reports

Gordo Banks Cabo Fishing Report 23 August 2017

Tuna Dominate Bite, More Dorado Move in... More

Jen Wren Cabo Fishing Report 13 August 2017

The 18th annual East Cape Bisbee has been and... 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. Website presented on Big Red.