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Tourism Ecuador:

Turtle nests in the protected area of Pacoche

The long beach of San Lorenzo (Manta, Ecuador) is well known for being the site where sea turtles lay their eggs. They return by instinct to the same beach where they were hatched themselves.

The people of San Lorenzo work with the area rangers to protect the nests. The rangers who monitor the nests, make statistics of weight and height of turtles.

Nesting area of sea turtles

Pacoche: The protected beach. Nesting area of sea turtles

In the European winter season there is a good chance to witness the hatching of up to 2 species: the “green” turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the “ridley” turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).

The turtles return after 40 years, when they reach sexual maturity, to lay their eggs at this same beach.

Newborn sea turtles in search of the sea

Video recorded for our guest.