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Watching Baby Sea Turtles Being Born in Los Cabos

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We woke-up early to cloudy skies over the beach of the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, and went out for a walk on the beach to watch the sunrise over the water. As we walked hand in hand along the beautiful Los Cabos beach, we heard a whistle in the distance. As we walked toward the whistle, we saw a young man waving us over to witness one of the biggest miracles we have ever seen in our lifetime – baby sea turtles being born.

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The young man did not speak any english, but somehow we were able to learn so much about his love for these beautiful animals. The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, is working to help save these endangered animals by creating a special hatchery for the eggs, giving all of the eggs laid on the beach in front of the resort the best chance at life.

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“This is my life” was what the man kept saying as he slowly dug into the hole bringing hundreds of baby sea turtles into this world. He carefully pulled each precious life out of their eggs right before our eyes, giving our children the most magical experience of their lives.

We got to see the turtles take their first breath of air, move their bodies for the first time, and prepare to start their journey into the ocean.

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While we sat on the sand embracing our children in our arms, and watching the baby sea turtles coming to life, the clouds above began to drip water over our heads. As our clothes began to saturate with water from the rain, we didn’t leave until the last egg was uncovered out of the sand.

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The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort is helping to preserve one of the most beautiful creatures in the sea with their unprecedented preservation project.

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Only one in a thousand sea turtles will ever reach adult age. The mother sea turtle buries her eggs in the sand and usually lays 80-120 eggs in a nest. The average hatching success is 85-90%.

After the mother sea turtle lays her eggs on the beach in front of the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, the staff carefully moves the eggs to a discrete location so that birds and animals will not harm the eggs. After 45 days in the nest, the staff at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, help to bring life to the baby sea turtles, and then release them into the ocean before 9am or after 6pm to avoid the sun and the birds.

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Witnessing the miracle of life with our children while on vacation in Los Cabos is a memory that we will hold close to our hearts throughout our lives. Thank you  Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort.

While we were not expecting to witness this amazing experience, we were only able to capture the memories using our iPhone5 for a camera.

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5 Comments

  1. This must be a great experience for your family especially the kids. I know they will treasure it for the rest of their lives. Aside from that this is a great start for them to to be aware of the things around them and how to take care of it.

  2. Wow. What an amazingly special experience. I’m sure that your kids will never forget..and neither will you.

  3. That sounds amazing. What a great thing for your kids. It also looks like a really nice vacation spot.

  4. that is super cool, I love when those blessings come along. my kids would love this!

  5. Wow, that is so cool! What a unique experience for kids and adults alike.

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