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Massive arribada of turtles to La Flor Beach

Róger Solórzano Canales | Sep 21, 2011

More than 20 thousand females have already arrived to spawn in to the present arribada that began on Sunday.

It’s expected that over a thousand of olive ridley turtles arrive today to La Flor Beach to spawn into this wild life refuge, which is located in San Juan del Sur Municipality. The present arribada began since Sunday, September 18 and is expected to least until tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, according to the authorities of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA)

In concordance with the Technical responsible of the delegacy of MARENA in Rivas, Raymundo Membreño, the best hours for appreciating the interesting phenomenon of today and tomorrow will be in the afternoon and night, when hundreds of turtles arrive at the same time to beach and continue arriving consecutively.

According to the ranger, between Sunday and yesterday, Tuesday (three days), there been accounted 46,000 females of olive ridley turtles had already come to nest. The first day there were reported 4,000; on Monday were 21,000 and a similar amount arrived yesterday. The technical are waiting smaller amounts for today and tomorrow: between a thousand or two thousand turtles.

The massive birth of the little turtles resulting of this arribada will be in approximately in 50 days, so by the second week of November could be seen the emergence of several hundreds of little olive ridley turtles . See in this link of the La Flor Beach Natural Reserve a complete profile about this wild life refuge.

Translated by Ana Sofia Solis