Researchers from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and the Advanced Research Center (Cinvestav) are gathering data to help preserve the tortugas.
Sea turtle nesting and Easter week coincides this year, which is worrying to anyone concerned about the fragile sea turtle population.
A stash of 135 sea turtle eggs have been found in Progreso and are being guarded by marine students until they hatch.
Sea turtle hatching season in its final stretch. As of July, there were 800,000 eggs along the Yucatecan cost. Now, the environmental agency SEMARNAT reports a count of around 600,000 baby turtles.