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This is one of the dozens of turtles breeding in Xcaret area. Marine turtles are endangered species. It has been estimated that for every 1.000 born, only one will reach the adult stage.

The State of Quintana Roo receives the nesting of the greatest number of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) and the loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) on its beaches.

From 1996 to 2004 the state of Quintana Roo have protected over 24 thousand marine turtle nests and have released more than one million 600 thousand hatchlings.

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  • Copyright: Jan Kos (fjufju) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 8 N: 36] (335)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2007-01-06
  • Categories: Natura
  • Camera: Nikon D 70
  • Naświetlenie: f/2.8, 1/2500 sekund
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  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
  • Date Submitted: 2007-02-01 9:17
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