Heavy tides in Puerto Vallarta damage sea turtle nests

High tides in the Bay of Banderas in Puerto Vallarta caused severe damage to sea turtle nests in the area, and along the Jalisco coast.

Antonio Ramírez, from the sea turtle preserve of Boca de Tomates, reported that the swells entered the tortuguero field last night and buried hundreds of nests. “they covered them, buried them and put a lot of sand in them,” he said.

The waves also damaged several palapas located in the area and the boxes where turtle eggs were stored, about a thousand, were buried by water.

He indicated that the situation was worse in the tortuguero fields located in the municipality of Cabo Corrientes and Tomatlán that are in the open sea.

Civil protection of Puerto Vallarta informed that elements of Unit B -57 went to beaches of the Playa de Oro because several “turtle nests were being uncovered by the waves”. In total, he reported, 622 eggs were collected, so the support of the ecological patrol was requested to take charge of the chelonian.


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