Releasing hatchling sea turtles into the ocean in Cancun
Our family was on a vacation in Cancun, MX in September at the Westin Lagunamar with both our 18 month and five year old daughters when we found out that we could still be part of the sea turtle release. The Westin and other groups hold these nightly releases during hatchings. We had been there three days and were unsure if we would get to experience the baby turtle release but on the fourth night it finally happened. It was one of the many highlights of our trip. Our five year old daughter was able to release a total of five turtles and name them all. Can't wait to be back at the Westin Lagunamar in Cancun to take part of in this again next year. Sorry for the grainy dark picture... we couldn't use our camera's flash for the sake of the turtles. You can see one of the baby turtles in her hand if you look closely.