Green Turtles nesting at Mansanillo Beach

Green Turtles nesting at Mansanillo Beach Nicaragua   |  Mansanillo Beach, Nicaragua  | So today while walking along the beachfront at MUKUL Resort & Spa, we saw the tracks on the sand of what it seemed to be a sea turtle. And OMG it was… a huge beautiful Green Turtle laying her eggs. 
Females crawl out on beaches, dig nests and lay eggs during the night. Later, hatchlings emerge and scramble into the water. Those that reach maturity may live to eighty years in the wild.

I stayed with her all the time since she laid the something like 100 eggs, and then with the last bits of energy she had, she got back to the water.

Poor thing she was EXHAUSTED. I wanted to push her and help her, but they told us not to get involved, to let nature be. Although the MUKUL Resort does an amazing job preserving the eggs and then releasing the baby turtles, which apparently we will witness on Monday morning.

After she spent over 4o minutes laying the eggs and trying to get back to the water, using her paddle-like flippers, then we came back to the laying spot and rescue all the eggs, to take them to the nursery created by the MUKUL Resort, to preserve them from the attach of Raccoons, birds among other predators.
The shell was soft and very delicate, that I was almost afraid to touch them and break them. The process from there on is of approximately 45 days till the baby turtles breakout and make their journey to the water. Sadly enough the statistics say that only 1% of them survive the journey, but hey such is nature.

Green Sea Turtles have outed, thank God, the list of endangered species, thanks to the work and dedication of organizations and companies like MUKUL Resort, around the world. However, turtles are still in danger because of several human practices. In some countries, turtles and their eggs are hunted for food. Pollution indirectly harms turtles at both population and individual scales. Many turtles die caught in fishing nets. Also, real estate development often causes habitat loss by eliminating nesting beaches. But this will not happen in Mansanillo Beach, thanks to the efforts and commitment of the Pellas family, owners of MUKUL Resort. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Carlos Melia global bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. Member of VIRTUOSO. Has earned, after over 25 years of Mainstream and Gay Travel experience, the mote of "Little Marco Polo". Jetsetter, bon vivant curates the world of luxury travel & lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time. Associated to First in Service Travel and Tzell Travel Network. Founder of LGTNetwork - Luxury Gay Travel Network. Follow, read and share my travel experiences worldwide at www.carlosmelia.com