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Turtle Releases - Villa Santa Cruz

Turtle Releases

The critically endangered Leatherback Turtles need your help! Due to environmental and human population factors, these turtles now lay their eggs on the beaches of Todos Santos where the sand temperatures are too low for the eggs to hatch naturally. The wonderful people involved with the conservation group, Tortugueros Las Playitas, dedicate themselves to incubating the eggs, running nightly patrols to gather and protect the eggs, and educating all on sea turtle restoration.

You can participate in the effort by helping release baby turtles into the ocean. Amazingly, although these turtles can grow to over six feet long, when they first hatch, they are barely the size of your palm. Watch them take the long walk from the shore into the waves. Great for kids!

Turtle Releases take place a few miles south of Villa Santa Cruz at the end of Camino Internacional.  No charge – but please leave a small donation to help the effort. If turtles are being released, they will post the information on their Facebook page: Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C (check it daily).