Oct 3, 2009 7:52 PM

Releasing the turtles!

Saying goodbye to the turtles

I previously wrote about where the turtles were going to be released, we went there, and it looked like half of Isla Mujeres showed up!

There were hundreds of people trying to get as quick as possible in the line, so they too could help release the turtles!
The line was long, but it went slowly but surely forward, and everyone that brought their own bucket got to release their turtles! Lots of kids were there and they really loved it!

I was told there were over 4000 little turtles released!
Because of dangers and obstacles along the way, they expect about half of them to make it, which is a high number! They keep the turtles for 1 year before they release them so they will have a better chance of surviving.

Another exciting day on Isla Mujeres! Where else in the world do you get to see so many different things happening all through the year?

Just starting

The line was long, but everyone got their turtle!
All the kids joining in on the fun and tThe mayor of Isla Mujeres, Alicia Ricalde was also there helping out!

4000 little turtles ready for the journey of their lives!

Good thing they had enough! :)
I love Isla Mujeres!

Everyone had their own little bucket for their turtles
Swim little turtle, SWIM!
I`m naming this guy Speedy! He`ll make it! For sure!

Go on Speedy!
Swim like crazy, be safe and find lots of food!

Hopefully we will see Speedy and 2000 of his brothers and sisters back on Isla Mujeres again to lay their own eggs? I`ll cross my fingers!

Got comments? Let em rip!

7 Comments On "Releasing the turtles!"

Islagringo Says:
October 4, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Glad you went back! Great photos and story. Lazy me is just going to refer people over to your story to read. Thanks!

Calypso Says:
October 5, 2009 at 7:19 AM

Daniel - Gracias for the report! Releasing turtles - a good thing ;-)

Sue Says:
October 5, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Thanks for all the great pictures. We got to release one too (without standing in line - a freak of luck). So much fun to watch the excitement of everyone. And a good lesson for the kids, everyone was being careful not to step on any that washed back and help them make their way into deeper water.

IslaLife Says:
October 5, 2009 at 1:12 PM

Islagringo: Thanks a bunch!
We went back 1.5 hours after we left the first time and the line was still there with all the people waiting..

Thanks for your support! It`s comments like these that makes me want to write more :D

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galaxiecarol Says:
October 24, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Wonderful! And terrific photos!

February 10, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Thanks dear for sharing wonderful information & the great pictures here. I have never gone there. But I would love to get this chance.


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