Sea turtle protection camp in Mexico destroyed by hurricane Otis 

Animal News : Sea turtle protection camp in Mexico destroyed by hurricane Otis

A sea turtle protection camp, where turtles come to lay their eggs, in Acapulco in Mexico was destroyed by Hurricane Otis. The Campamento Tortuguero Playa Hermosa Amigos del Mar Acapulco has been working since the 1980s on Acapulco beach to protect turtles.

“Here we are visited by the olive ridley turtle during the wet season, the black turtle and the leatherback turtle, which is the one we are about to get this season when the colder waters begin,” said Monica Vallerino. She runs the sea turtle protection camp with her family.

“We were expecting a storm but not of this magnitude,” Vallerino said. She added that the nesting area of the olive ridley turtle, the black turtle and the leatherback turtle were destroyed.

Hurricane Otis was a devastating tropical cyclone that hit near Acapulco at the end of October. 

“Here is an important nesting area for sea turtles, so we have to continue protecting their nesting area so that they continue to come and lay their eggs on these beaches because they are special beaches,” Vellerino added.  

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