- El Universal, a nationwide publication, ddedicated an article to the adaptation of sea turtles to the growth of tourism at Nuevo Vallarta
One of the most prestigious newspapers in Mexico, El Universal, has published this August 11th an article about the touching and exciting experience of turtle release at Riviera Nayarit. The publication highlights the impressive adaptation that turtles show to the growth of the tourism activity at Nuevo Vallarta, one of beaches on this destination registering more arrivals every year.
The historical data analysis for the past 10 years indicates that sea turtles set an average of 403 nests per mile in Nuevo Vallarta’s 8.7 miles of beaches. In 2007 only, about 6,000 Olive Ridely turtles arrived at this location.
IN THE LIGHT OF SCIENCE
The studies made by the ITBB shed light on a fact that even scientists can’t fully comprehend yet: sea turtles don’t seem to be afraid of touristic developments. Amongst all the beaches in this region, the largest numbers are arriving at Nuevo Vallarta, where the beach has artificial lighting, a fact that was completely unexpected.