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.
A stash of 135 sea turtle eggs have been found in Progreso and are being guarded by marine students until they hatch.
Sea turtle nesting and Easter week coincides this year, which is worrying to anyone concerned about the fragile sea turtle population.
Researchers from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and the Advanced Research Center (Cinvestav) are gathering data to help preserve the tortugas.
Citizens have banded together against cars and trucks that menace sea turtles on the beach.
A giant leatherback sea turtle found dead on a beach at Chicxulub Puerto had suffocated after she got entangled in lobster traps.