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|I hope you enjoy the photos as I and the other two dozen folks from around the world did last night. While I captured only about a dozen turtles, there was literally hundreds coming to shore the short time we were there. Before the night was over several thousand came to shore and left a nest of eggs. We were lucky to go with a group from the Casa Oro
led by guides Lilly and Crisanto. South of San Juan del Sur, La Flor is one of the most beautiful beaches on the pacific coast of Nicaragua. The egg laying reaches it's maximum inbetween August and November. These turtles lay roughly 100 eggs and burry them under the sand so that the sun keeps them warm. The eggs which find themselves. In the most hot part of the nest, will turn out female, the others males. The young, that hatch after 7 weeks, have to find a lot of energy to cross that stretch of beach to the sea to keep away from the dangers of preying animals and also from mankind.
Our friends at Hostel Casa Oro provide Sea Turtle Expeditions 505-568-2415 / 649-9212