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Discovery mars an otherwise healthy nesting season.
While the tumors sometimes go away on their own, there is no treatment or surgery to address FP.
The news was cheered by staff who run a sea-turtle protection program in this part of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The 14 offenders who were caught driving vehicles on a stretch of Progreso's beach a year ago have been fined 3 million pesos, collectively, for putting sea turtles and their nesting areas at risk.
Environmental authorities have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Yucatán's Caribbean shore.
Locals claim they are being blocked from their own beaches under the pretext of protecting turtles that do not exist.
Rescuers recovered 153 hawksbill eggs that nested on a beach much too busy for baby sea turtles.
A giant leatherback sea turtle found dead on a beach at Chicxulub Puerto had suffocated after she got entangled in lobster traps.
Citizens have banded together against cars and trucks that menace sea turtles on the beach.
Researchers from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and the Advanced Research Center (Cinvestav) are gathering data to help preserve the tortugas.
A stash of 135 sea turtle eggs have been found in Progreso and are being guarded by marine students until they hatch.