Happy World Ocean Day.
Updated: Apr 24
Moving from the mountains to the Ocean it comes as no surprise that I knew nothing about the ocean and even less about Sea Turtles however, it was an obvious choice that they, along with trash would become our two greatest philanthropic commitments as an Eco Resort. Thanks to our local Turtle Conservation Center: FUNDAT, for all that we have learned and been a part of since then. Beginning this time of year, these steadfast and determined reptiles have navigated the worlds Oceans to return to their place of birth to reproduce. Much like the material your compass is made of, turtles brains consist of magnetite which they use to geolocate themselves to the very beach where they hatched.
Now, that's a girl who need not ask for directions.
In August is when these sweet little babies will begin hatching. Under the professional care of the team of biologists at FUNDAT, we are so fortunate, along with our guests to be able to experience the delicate process of releasing these little cuties for the speedy yet awkward death-defying waddle to the ocean.
Turtles have been roaming the planet for around 300 million years; way before dinosaurs. In just the last 200 years as a result of us humans, most of them are now facing extinction. In celebration of World Ocean Day, the turtle is our mascot and who we celebrate this time of year.
We hope that you can come stay with us between now and December for this unique awe inspiring experience and we look forward to hearing from you as always.
With so much love,
Your Friends in Morrillo,
Cari and Ryan Mackey
Owners and Hosts
Morrillo Beach Eco Resort
Turtle conservation tip: If you live close to the beach where turtles nest, change all your outdoor lights to red bulbs to avoid disorienting them which commonly leads to the death of both the egg-laying females and hatchlings.